The Commerce Department confirms that Secretary John Bryson had a seizure, but can’t or won’t say what connection the seizure had to the alleged hit and run incident Saturday. The White House, obviously wanting to distance itself, is referring questions to the Commerce Department.
A Commerce official tells AP that Bryson, who was cited for felony hit and run, has only a “limited recall of the events.” The official also says that Bryson has no history of seizures. So we’re left with a 68-year-old man having his first seizure — apparently though still not certainly while driving — spending Saturday night in the hospital for observation, then jetting from California to DC for work on Monday.
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