Obama nominee withdraws after controversy
Brett McGurk during testimony before the U.S. Senate.
June 18th, 2012
04:07 PM ET

Obama nominee withdraws after controversy

Brett McGurk, President Obama's pick to be ambassador to Iraq, has withdrawn from consideration following revelations about questionable conduct, an administration official said Monday.

"We greatly appreciate Brett's years of service on behalf of the United States, to include tireless and effective leadership in Iraq from the height of the war to the moment our last troops left Iraq in December and through the challenging transition earlier this year," National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor said in a statement.

Vietor added that while the White House regrets McGurk's withdrawal, "there is no doubt that he will be called on again to serve the country."

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