White House Reacts To Republican Judd Gregg Withdrawing As Sec of Commerce

by
Craig Brown

For Immediate Release
February 12, 2009

STATEMENT FROM PRESS SECRETARY

ROBERT GIBBS

"Senator Gregg reached out to the President and offered his name
for Secretary of Commerce. He was very clear throughout the
interviewing process that despite past disagreements about policies, he
would support, embrace, and move forward with the President's agenda.
Once it became clear after his nomination that Senator Gregg was not
going to be supporting some of President Obama's key economic
priorities, it became necessary for Senator Gregg and the Obama
administration to part ways. We regret that he has had a change of
heart."

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