Trump’s pick for Secretary of Labor withdraws his nomination
(DAILY MAIL, LONDON), 16
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.