View Full Version : Daschle's out

02-03-2009, 11:00 AM
WASHINGTON – Tom Daschle has withdrawn his nomination to be Health and Human Services secretary. That's according to a joint White House statement from President Barack Obama and his former nominee.

Obama said Tuesday he accepted the withdrawal "with sadness and regret." Daschle has been battling for his nomination since it was disclosed he failed to pay more than $120,000 in taxes.

He said he's withdrawing because he's not a leader who has the full faith of Congress and will be a distraction.

Reported by AP

02-03-2009, 01:44 PM
Good for him! I wonder if he was nudged out. Apparently he knew about his tax problem last July, but didn't address it until December. Shocking! I must say Obama's people aren't doing a wonderful job of vetting nominees.