The morning talker: Commerce secretary crashes around Socal
John Bryson on Saturday had two very odd accidents in San Gabriel and Rosemead. Here's the social media buzz.
- Now this is just bizarre... John Bryson, the Secretary of Commerce, is being investigate for multiple counts of hit-and-run, at least one felonious. Basically, he rear-ended a car, got out and talked to the other driver and exchanged information, rear-ended them AGAIN, and then later hit a second vehicle. His spokespeople at the Commerce Department are claiming he had a seizure which caused the accident. After hearing the details, I'm not so sure...
- Bryson’s departure from the scene of the first collision makes it a felony, because there were injuries involved. He reportedly passed a breathalyzer test, and provided a blood sample for a toxicology test, although the results of the latter will not be known for another few days. Bryson is the former CEO of Edison International, approved with some reluctance by the Senate last October after his predecessor, Gary Locke, became ambassador to China. His nomination was delayed by a power struggle between congressional Republicans and the White House over free-trade agreements with Panama, Columbia, and South Korea. However, there were also significant objections to Bryson himself. His critics, most notably Senator John Barrasso (R-WY), regarded him as an environmental extremist, citing his support for cap-and-trade legislation, service to the United Nations as a climate-change advisor, and involvement in founding the Natural Resources Defense Council.
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