Trump Announces Nomination of Eugene Scalia as Labor Secretary

  • 2019-07-17
  • Source: TTN
  • by: TTN Staff
Trump Announces Nomination of Eugene Scalia as Labor Secretary
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Former Labor Secretary Alex Acosta resigned amid his handling of the Jeffrey Epstein case while he was a U.S. Attorney. This left President Trump with the task of filling the position.

President Trump has decided to pick the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's son Eugene Scalia to be the next labor secretary.
 
According to The Daily Caller:

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.

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.

Continue to check back with TTN to stay updated as Scalia navigates the confirmation process.

 Source: TTN

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