Harriet Miers, President Bush’s failed Supreme Court nominee, has submitted her resignation as White House counsel, the White House announced Thursday.
White House press secretary Tony Snow said the president reluctantly accepted her resignation, which takes effect Jan. 31. He said a search for a successor is under way.
Miers was nominated in October 2005 by President Bush to replace retiring Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, but she dropped out under fire from conservatives who questioned her qualifications and would not support her.
Asked why she was leaving, Snow said: “Basically, she has been here six years.”
Look for more staff changes during the remaining Lame Duck Presidency of President Bush. With a Democrat controlled congress look for an acceleration of folks leaving the Administration for the private sector.
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