Trump’s pick for Sec­re­tary of La­bor with­draws his nom­i­na­tion

Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka) - - INTERNATIONAL NEWS -


FE­BRU­ARY 2017 - Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump’s pick for Sec­re­tary of la­bor, fast food ex­ec­u­tive An­drew Puzder, with­drew his nom­i­na­tion.

In a state­ment to­day, Puzder said ‘af­ter care­ful con­sid­er­a­tion’ and ‘dis­cus­sions with my fam­ily’ he de­cided to pull out. This comes af­ter video from the Oprah Win­frey Show was re­leased, which shows Puzder’s ex-wife say­ing he abused her.

Puzder’s nom­i­na­tion was steeped in con­tro­versy from the start, with Democrats and pro­gres­sive groups firmly against giv­ing the top la­bor job to a man who has fought against the min­i­mum wage and ad­ver­tised his res­tau­rants us­ing scant­ily-clad women.

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