Global News

Andrew Puzder withdraws from consideration as labor chief

Andrew Puzder withdraws from consideration as labor chief”

Charles Krauthammer believes the withdrawal of former Labor Secretary Nominee Andrew Puzder is "no great catastrophe" for President Trump, as some have suggested.

Brown said he was glad Puzder was no longer in the running for such a critical post.

"Today's nomination demonstrates that diversity does not come at the expense of highly skilled and experienced candidates for his presidential Cabinet", Pedro J. Torres-Diaz, president of the Hispanic National Bar Association, said in a written statement.

Puzder had faced increasing pressure from Republicans over his hiring of an undocumented worker.

Trump's first labor secretary pick, Andrew Puzder, the chief executive officer of CKE Restaurants Inc, removed his name from consideration on Wednesday amid concerns he could not garner enough Senate votes to be confirmed.

Puzder, an outspoken critic of recent minimum-wage increases and an ardent and accomplished anti-abortion crusader, had generated a firestorm of opposition from labor unions and women's rights organizations. Puzder, who serves as chief executive officer of CKE Restaurants, is now at home in Tennessee with his wife.

Mitsubishi Slaughters Historic Name for New SUV: Eclipse Cross
With the overwhelming demand for SUVs and crossovers, Mitsubishi Motors has shifted its focus on producing more SUVs in their lineup.

Australian Olympic great Grant Hackett arrested on Gold Coast
In 2014, Hackett underwent rehab in the U.S. in 2014 after seeking help for an addiction to the sleeping pill Stillnox. Hackett was arrested at his parents' Gold Coast home on Wednesday after becoming agitated and verbally abusive.

Fire rips through midtown racquet club
Mayor John Tory said late last night that people displaced by the fire should prepare for an extended evacuation. Eckerman says they needed Toronto Water to boost water pressure in the area to help battle the blaze.

Senator Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., called Puzder's withdrawal a win for working families, claiming he showed a stunning disregard for fair pay and the health and safety of his employees.

Fierstein later recanted her accusations, and has defended Puzder's nomination.

Puzder married his current wife, Deanna Descher, in 1987.

Decades ago, Puzder's ex-wife, Lisa Fierstein, brought abuse charges against him, which she later dropped. "I look forward to his confirmation hearing, where I'm confident he will impress my colleagues and secure the support necessary to be the next secretary of labor".

"When I learned of her status, we immediately ended her employment and offered her assistance in getting legal status", Puzder told the committee.



Like this

Latest


16 February 2017
Sea ice hits record bows at both poles
Desch and his team have put forward the proposals in a paper published in the American Geophysical Union journal, Earth's Future . Another would spray sea water into the atmosphere to create clouds that would reflect sunlight away from the surface.

16 February 2017
Of Course Beyoncé's Isolated Vocals From Her Grammy Performance Are Flawless
British singer Adele put an end to speculation that she is in fact married in her Grammys acceptance speech yesterday. Beyonce pulled a Virgin Mary look when she came to collect her award with a veil over her head.

16 February 2017
Nearly Half Of Streaming Couples Admit To 'Netflix Cheating'
Just in time for Valentine's Day, Netflix has released a survey claiming that 46 per cent of couples have cheated on each other. We've got OITNB , Breaking Bad , House of Cards , Narcos, American Horror Story , The Walking Dead , and Stranger Things .



Recommended