Chevy Chase Lawyer's Ambassadorial Nomination Withdrawn
Top Washington lawyer and Obama donor Timothy Broas is no longer in the running for the position of U.S. ambassador to the Netherlands.
Washington lawyer, Chevy Chase resident and "major Obama campaign bundler" Timothy Broas is no longer in the running for the position of U.S. ambassador to the Netherlands, The Washington Post reported.
The White House withdrew its nomination of Broas for the position on June 28, "10 days after Broas was charged with speeding, drunken driving and resisting arrest in Chevy Chase" shortly after 1 a.m. on Tuesday, June 19. He was "going 47 mph in a 35 mph zone on Connecticut Avenue in Chevy Chase, not far from his home, according to court records," The Post added.
The incident was first reported by the Center for Public Integrity’s iWatch News.
The White House has cited "personal reasons" for withdrawing Broas' nomination, The Post added.
Broas had raised between $200,000 and $500,000 for Obama's 2008 presidential bid. The Center for Public Integrity reported that he had raised more than $500,000 for Obama's reelection campaign by April 2012.
Broas was also a donor to the Obama Victory Fund 2012 and the Democratic National Committee, Huffpost Fundrace reported.
And, "Broas was named in the 2010, 2011, and 2012 editions of Best Lawyers in America. In addition, he has been honored as a Super Lawyer for white-collar criminal defense in Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers in 2007 and 2011," according to the website of Winston & Strawn LLP, the law firm at which Broas is a partner.
A trial date is set for Aug. 6 in Rockville, The Post added.