Gregg For Commerce
According to ‘inside sources’, President Obama will name New Hampshire Senator Judd Gregg to be Secretary of Commerce, making him the third Republican in the administration. Reports also suggest that one of the conditions for acceptance was that he would be replaced by a Republican even though New Hampshire has a Democratic Governor.
Sources in Governor Lynch’s office also confirmed an ‘understanding’ on the subject though they did not directly state that he would name a Republican to the seat.
This is hardly an unprecedented move, in the past adminstrations have tried to bring opposition members into the Cabinet by making similar promises of party for party replacements.
Expect some protest on the left and righ edges of the parties respectively.