Bush withdraws Miers nomination

She says her nomination had become a "burden" on the White House.

Topics: Supreme Court, War Room,

We thought something was strange last night as the deadline for Harriet Miers’ second take on the Senate Judiciary Committee questionnaire came and went without a response. We were right: George W. Bush has just “reluctantly” accepted Miers’ request to withdraw her nomination for the U.S. Supreme Court. Miers reportedly told Bush that her nomination had become a “burden” on the White House.

Tim Grieve is a senior writer and the author of Salon's War Room blog.

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