Breaking News: President Trump is said to have chosen Eugene Scalia as labor secretary. He is the son of the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. https://t.co/mG8mgCf424— The New York Times (@nytimes) July 18, 2019
It is unclear what type of confirmation roadblocks he will face. It has been reported that the Democrats could take issue with Scalia's representation of big corporations in employment cases.
President Donald Trump will nominate the late Justice Antonin Scalia’s son Eugene Scalia as labor secretary.
The New York Times was first to report that Trump is considering Scalia for the position. The pair reportedly met at the White House on Thursday afternoon. The president confirmed the news in a late Thursday tweet.
“I am pleased to announce that it is my intention to nominate Gene Scalia as the new Secretary of Labor,” Trump said. “Gene has led a life of great success in the legal and labor field and is highly respected not only as a lawyer, but as a lawyer with great experience working with labor and everyone else. He will be a great member of an administration that has done more in the first two and a half years than perhaps any administration in history!”
Eugene Scalia is a partner in the Washington offices of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. A 1990 graduate of the University of Chicago Law School, Scalia’s practice touches labor, employment, regulatory, and appellate issues. He is connected to the Federalist Society, the conservative lawyers group.