*President Barack Obama’s choice to lead the Transportation Security Administration withdrew his name Wednesday, a setback for an administration still trying to explain how a man could attempt to blow up a commercial airliner on Christmas Day.
Erroll Southers said he was pulling out because his nomination had become a lightning rod for those with a political agenda.
“I am not a politician. I’m a counterrrorism expert,” Southers said Wednesday. “They took an apolitical person and politicized my career.”
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