Commerce’s Bryson to Take Leave of Absence

June 12, 2012

Los Angeles Times

U.S. Commerce Secretary John Bryson will take a medical leave after being involved in two San Gabriel Valley hit-and-run crashes, the White House announced Monday night.

“Secretary Bryson informed the White House tonight that he will be taking a medical leave of absence from his position as Commerce secretary as he undergoes tests and evaluations. The president’s thoughts are with Secretary Bryson and his family during this time. Secretary Bryson assured the White House that the Commerce Department staff will not miss a beat in their work helping America’s businesses compete,” Jay Carney, White House Press Secretary, said.

Authorities found Bryson, 68, unconscious at the wheel of his Lexus after hitting two vehicles shortly after 5 p.m. Saturday, authorities said. He was cited for felony hit-and-run but was not booked. He was taken to a hospital.

Commerce Department spokeswoman Jennifer Friedman confirmed the information to The Times on Monday.

“Secretary Bryson was involved in a traffic accident in Los Angeles over the weekend. He suffered a seizure,” Friedman said in a statement. “He was taken to the hospital for examination and remained overnight for observation. He was released and has returned to Washington.”

A Commerce official said later that Bryson had never had a seizure before and had “limited recall of the events.” He remains in contact with doctors, the official said.

An investigation into the crash is ongoing.

To read more, visit:

2 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • Karen P. says:

    One man’s “medical condition” is another man’s DUI.

  • Rattlerjake says:

    A seizure, yeah right. There is always an excuse. If he has a medical condition then he does not need to be in government, there’s enough f*cked up morons in there.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Keep the Fake News Media in check.

Don’t let the MSM censor your news as America becomes Great Again. Over 500,000 Americans receive our daily dose of life, liberty and pursuit of happiness along with Breaking News direct to their inbox—and you can too. Sign up to receive news and views from The 1776Coalition!

We know how important your privacy is and your information is SAFE with us. We’ll never sell
your email address and you can unsubscribe at any time directly from your inbox.
View our full privacy policy.