Judd Gregg Will Not Be An Obama Token

Gregg Withdraws as Commerce Nominee

New Hampshire Republican Sen. Judd Gregg has withdrawn his name from consideration as President Barack Obama’s Commerce Secretary, a major blow to an Administration seeking to put a series of Cabinet problems behind it.

“It has become apparent during this process that this will not work for me as I have found that on issues such as the stimulus package and the census there are irresolvable conflicts for me,” Gregg said in a statement to be released by his office. “Prior to accepting this post, we had discussed these and other potential differences, but unfortunately we did not adequately focus on these concerns.”

See also:
Gregg withdraws as commerce secretary nominee
Gregg withdraws as US commerce secretary nominee
Statement from Gregg on withdrawal of nomination
GOP leaders criticize White House role in census

That’s one more vote against Porkapalooza.

/we’d still need to flip two out of the three renegades to stop it