MInTheGap

Standing in the Gap in a Society that's Warring with God.

Harriet Miers Withdraws

October 27th, 2005 Visited 987 times, 1 so far today
Harriet Miers.

Harriet Miers. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From the Chicago Tribune:

Harriet Miers withdraws

Associated Press
Published October 27, 2005, 7:59 AM CDT

WASHINGTON — Harriet Miers withdrew her nomination to be a Supreme Court justice today in the face of stiff opposition and mounting criticism about her qualifications.Details to come.

*** Update ***

From FoxNews:

WASHINGTON — Harriet Miers withdrew her nomination to be a Supreme Court justice Thursday in the face of stiff opposition and mounting criticism about her qualifications.

Bush said he reluctantly accepted her decision to withdraw, after weeks of insisting that he did not want her to step down. He blamed her withdrawal on calls in the Senate for the release of internal White House documents that the administration has insisted were protected by executive privilege.

“It is clear that senators would not be satisfied until they gained access to internal documents concerning advice provided during her tenure at the White House — disclosures that would undermine a president’s ability to receive candid counsel,” Bush said. “Harriet Miers’ decision demonstrates her deep respect for this essential aspect of the constitutional separation of powers — and confirms my deep respect and admiration for her.”

MInTheGap

Standing in the Gap in a Society that's Warring with God.

%d bloggers like this: