Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Trump's Labor Secretary Expected To Withdraw His Name From Consideration

Andy Puzder (center) photo via Gage Skidmore
President Trump's nominee for Department of Labor Secretary will be pulling his name from consideration.

According to reports, there are four firm Republican  "no" votes against  nominee Andy Puzder, and possibly as many as twelve. With a Republican majority in the Senate of only 52, Puzder is clearly doomed.

From The Hill:

President Trump’s nominee to lead the Labor Department, Andy Puzder, is expected to withdraw his nomination, according to a number of reports Wednesday.

The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee was scheduled to consider his nomination in a hearing that had previously been delayed five times.

Puzder, the CEO of the fast-food conglomerate that owns the burger chains Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr., has been under attack by Democrats and outside groups for weeks for admitting he hired an illegal immigrant as a housekeeper and allegations that he abused his ex-wife and treated employees poorly.






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