Trump labor secretary nominee, Andy Puzder, withdraws name from consideration

Trump labor secretary nominee, Andy Puzder, withdraws name from consideration
Andy Puzder (Image: Wikipedia)

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.

CKE Restaurants owns the Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr. brands. He has been a vocal critic of former President Barack Obama’s labor policies and the Fight for $15.

This report, by Ted Goodman, was cross-posted by arrangement with the Daily Caller News Foundation.

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.

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