The White House withdrew the nomination of Timothy Broas, a prominent Obama fundraiser, for ambassador to the Netherlands after he was charged with drunk driving last week.
iWatch News reports:
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Court records show that Broas, 58, was pulled over by police on June 19 at 1:18 AM on Connecticut Avenue in Chevy Chase and charged with "attempting to drive [a] vehicle while under the influence of alcohol."
He was ticketed for driving 47 miles per hour in a 35 mile per hour zone. He also faces a criminal charge of resisting arrest, according to Montgomery County District Court records. The White House announcement was made Thursday night. …
Prior to his nomination, Broas had raised more than $500,000 for Obama’s re-election efforts. He is one of only 117 bundlers to raise at least a half-million dollars for Obama, the Democratic National Committee and Democratic parties in battleground states.
The withdrawal marks the second scuttled ambassador nomination in as many months for the White House. The administration’s nominee for ambassador to Iraq, Brett McGurk, was withdrawn after a series of salacious emails between McGurk and a Wall Street Journal reporter were reported by the Free Beacon.