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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.

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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.

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