Commerce Secretary resigns after seizure-caused car accidents

By Kay Steiger
Thursday, June 21, 2012 11:38 EDT
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Commerce Secretary John Bryson (screengrab)
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U.S. Secretary of Commerce John Bryson issued his resignation to the White House on Thursday, citing health problems resulting from a seizure that caused two hit-and-run car accidents earlier this month, according to the National Journal.

Deputy Secretary Rebecca Blank will take over as acting secretary. Politico reporter Abby D. Phillip tweeted that Bryson will meet with President Barack Obama in the Oval Office Thursday at 3:00 p.m.

Kay Steiger
Kay Steiger
Kay Steiger is the managing editor of Raw Story. Her contributions have appeared in The American Prospect, The Atlantic, Campus Progress, The Guardian, In These Times, Jezebel, Religion Dispatches, RH Reality Check, and others. You can follow her on Twitter @kaysteiger.
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