UPDATE: Trump loses again: Puzder withdraws from Labor Sec’y nomination
UPDATE, 4:00pmEDT – MSNBC reports that they have confirmed that Andrew Puzder has withdrawn his name from nimonation for Labor Secretary. Huge loss for Donald Trump.
Donald Trump just keeps losing and losing. Senate Republicans can’t muster enough votes to get his Labor Secretary nominee approved.
A Capitol Hill hearing for Andrew Puzder, President Donald Trump’s choice for labor secretary, is expected to be canceled Thursday as expectations grow that he will drop out, a source told CNN Wednesday afternoon.
Top Senate Republicans have urged the White House to withdraw the Puzder nomination, a senior GOP source said, adding there are four firm Republican no votes and possibly up to 12.
Puzder needs at least 50 votes to pass with the tie-breaking vote of Vice President Mike Pence, and Republicans only hold control of 52 seats.
Puzder, the CEO of the company that owns the Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr. fast food chains, has faced fierce opposition mostly from Democrats in part related to his position on labor issues as well as the fact that he employed an undocumented housekeeper.
As of 3:15pmEDT, MSNBC is reporting sources have told at least one of their reporters that that Puzder is likely to withdraw his name very soon.Click here for reuse options!
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