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Not fit to be Labor Secretary

CNN reports that Schumer calls on Puzder to withdraw nomination

Posted on
Feb 09, 2017

This week Betsy DeVos faced unprecedented opposition to her nomination as Education Secretary and was only approved after Vice President Mike Pence cast the tie breaking vote.  Now Labor Secretary Nominee Andrew Puzder is facing scandals including hiring undocumented immigrants, failing to pay taxes and beating up his ex-wife.  After all these scandals, Democratic Minority Leader Senator Chuck Schumer is calling on Puzder to step down and withdraw his nomination.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer called on President Donald Trump to withdraw the nomination of Andrew Puzder, to head the Labor Department, citing his record as a business executive and his position on labor issues.

"They ought to withdraw Mr. Puzder before he further embarrasses this administration and further exposes the hypocrisy of President Trump, who says one thing to the American worker and does another," the New York Democrat said Thursday at a news conference, referencing Puzder, the CEO of CKE Restaurants, which runs Hardee's and Carl's Jr.
 
Schumer said Puzder's record contradicts campaign promises Trump made to the working class.
"You could not have picked a worse nominee to uphold these goals than Andew Puzder," he said. "Everything in his career is antithetical to the goals of the Department of Labor."

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