President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the Department of Labor, CKE Restaurants CEO Andy Puzder, withdrew his name from consideration Wednesday.
His Senate hearing was scheduled for the next day.
Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell informed the White House that Puzder lacked the votes necessary for confirmation, effectively ending any effort to save his nomination.
Puzder was the focus of an intense campaign by union-backed protesters, Fight for $15 activists and Democrat Senators in Washington.
This report, by Ted Goodman, was cross-posted by arrangement with the Daily Caller News Foundation.