After Puzder Withdraws Amid Abuse Allegations, Trump Picks New Labor Secretary

On Thursday, fast food workers with the "Fight for $15" campaign in St. Louis gathered outside a south St. Louis Hardee's restaurant to celebrate the withdrawal of Labor Secretary Nominee Andy Puzder. "Whether it was his distinguished service as USA attorney in Florida's Southern District or as dean of Florida International University's school of law, Alex has succeeded in all endeavors he has taken on, and managing the Department of Labor will be no different".

During one of his confirmation hearings, Puzder confirmed that he and his wife had employed an undocumented housekeeper for years.

Since 2009, Alexander has been the dean of Florida International University College of Law.

According to a pool report, he will use the occasion to unveil his new pick for secretary of Labor.

He was appointed to the National Labour Relations Board (NLRB) by former Republican president George W Bush, who also appointed him to be assistant attorney-general in the United States justice department's civil rights division. If confirmed, Acosta would become the first Hispanic member of the president's cabinet. Acosta was the subject of some controversy after it was revealed his office illegally recorded conversations carried out between a defense attorney and a defendant, who was later acquitted. Earlier this week, Senators acknowledged that they viewed video from an episode of "The Oprah Winfrey Show" in 1990, where Fierstein anonymously described the abuse she faced. She has since retracted the allegations, which Puzder has always denied. "Today's nomination demonstrates that diversity does not come at the expense of highly skilled and experienced candidates for this presidential cabinet".

The last-minute press conference comes amid a tumultuous week for the president, who saw Mr. Puzder drop out and had to force a resignation from his national security adviser over his misleading administration officials about contacts with Russian Federation during the transition.

Sens. Susan Collins of Maine, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Tim Scott of SC and Johnny Isakson of George have told GOP leaders they won't back Puzder, CNN said.

Many Democrats opposed Puzder's nomination over concerns about his views on overtime and his stance on the minimum wage.

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