WASHINGTON – Confronted with criticism from both the left and right, Harriet Miers on Thursday withdrew her nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court.
In a statement, President Bush said he â€œreluctantly acceptedâ€ her decision to withdraw, after weeks of insisting that he did not want her to step down.
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Mierâ€™s Withdrawal Letter
President Bushâ€™s Statement
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