Judd Gregg Withdraws!

Gregg withdraws as commerce nominee

Posted by Foon Rhee, deputy national political editor February 12, 2009 08:31 PM

Senator Judd Gregg, the New Hampshire Republican, withdrew this afternoon as President Obama’s nominee for Commerce Secretary, saying he had too many policy differences on the stimulus package and the Census.

“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. Prior to accepting this post, we had discussed these and other potential differences, but unfortunately we did not adequately focus on these concerns. We are functioning from a different set of views on many critical items of policy,” Gregg said in a statement….

In a statement, Mitch McConnell, the top Republican in the Senate, said Gregg “made a principled decision to return and we’re glad to have him. He is among the smartest, most effective legislators to serve in the Senate — Democrat or Republican — and a key adviser to me and to the Republican Conference. It’s great to have him back.


So, it looks like he’s going to stay in the Senate after all…

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  • Knightbrigade

    glad he is making this choice.

    I think he was being used as a puppet, taking a favored Incumbent from a competitive state and putting him in a token position.

    This ain’t beanbag, Obama, Rham and other left wing loons

    want to cement this socialist agenda for as long as possible.

    As GW would say…it’s strategery..

    Glad Senator Gregg snuffed it.

  • with the TERRORIST sponsoring nation of Syria.

  • Obama pulled the Census out of the Department of Commerce AFTER he named Gregg.  Without the Census, Commerce loses a ton of it’s power in the next 4 years.  Where’s the appeal?

    Glad to have him stay in the Senate.

  • Vote3rdpartynow

    Judd Gregg looked across the table at Barack Obama and said “Holy crap, I am going to be working for a moron that is determined to sink this capitalist ship and replace it with a socialist regime” and decided to not be a part of the scam.

  • politicalmadman

    it was the pressure from all the RMG bloggers that finally steered him straight & showed him the light !