September 20th, 2007
11:00 AM ET
11 years ago

Bush announces agriculture secretary to resign

Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns, left, appears with President Bush at the White House on Thursday.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - President Bush announced Thursday that Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns will resign his post. Johanns is expected to seek an open seat in the U.S. Senate from his home state of Nebraska.

"Mike came by the White House here a couple of days ago and he asked for my advice," Bush said. "During the discussion, he told me that he was interested in continuing to serve America, just in a different role."

Johanns made no announcement about what that role might be. (Related: Agriculture Secretary to step down to make Senate run)

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  1. Mike, Omaha NE

    It shames Nebraskans that Johanns would leave office while the Farm Bill is still in the works. Shows that his ambition comes before his duty.

    He did the same things Councilman, Mayor, and Governor. We can expect no different if we elect him to Senate.

    Kerrey 2008!

    September 20, 2007 01:08 pm at 1:08 pm |
  2. Bruno Forlani, Chicago, IL

    He's cleaning house so that when he's out of the White House no one can speak of their wrong doings.

    Why don't you leave now!!!! we'll make a deal you can't refuse...

    Maybe 30% of us like you...(the remaining idiots that voted for you in the first place), what does that tell you?

    September 20, 2007 05:53 pm at 5:53 pm |
  3. Leon, Vista, Ca

    and so sits Bush in his office, with nothing but the walls that surround him and a few pencils to throw up at the ceiling.

    September 20, 2007 09:18 pm at 9:18 pm |