Key Republican won't back Geithner for Treasury
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican Sen. Jon Kyl said on Thursday that he would not support Timothy Geithner for Treasury secretary because he was disappointed with his explanations of why he had failed to pay certain taxes.
"I don't believe that the requisite candor exists for me to indicate my support for him with an affirmative vote," Kyl said before a Senate Finance Committee vote on Geithner's nomination.
"I'm just very disappointed that I don't think yesterday, before this committee, or in the responses to my questions, he displayed the kind of candor that I expect," Kyl said.
(Editing by Theodore d'Afflisio)
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