Trump Nominee Withdraws

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.
 
Top GOP members reportedly urged the White House to withdraw Puzder’s nomination, according to CNN.
 
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.

Puzder was considered a longshot nominee, but after the nomination of Betsy DeVos and Jeff Sessions was successful, it seemed like he might also sail through. More on this story as it develops. 

 


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