Bryson stepping down as Commerce Secretary

10:30 AM, Jun 21, 2012   |    comments
U.S. Commerce Secretary John Bryson
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WASHINGTON - Commerce Secretary John Bryson has resigned, just a few weeks after getting involved in pair of traffic accidents.

In a letter to President Obama, Bryson said, "I have concluded that the seizure I suffered on June 9th could be a distraction from my performance as secretary and that our country would be better served by a change in leadership of the department."

President Obama confirmed that he has accepted Bryson's resignation.

"I want to extend my deepest thanks and appreciation to John for his service over the past months, and wish him and his family the very best," Obama said in a statement.

(USA Today)

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