His former nominee Puzder withdrew yesterday.
President Donald Trump has picked former National Labor Relations Board member Alexander Acosta for his Secretary of Labor.
Trump had to choose another nominee after fast food executive Andrew Puzder withdrew on Wednesday following controversies that surrounded him, which included hiring an illegal immigrant for a housekeeper and accusations of spousal abuse.
President George W. Bush appointed Acosta to the NLRB where he served from December 2002 to August 2003. Bush also picked him as assistant attorney general for the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice. This made Acosta “the first Hispanic U.S. assistant attorney general.”
Acosta also worked as a U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Florida, maintaining that post for the longest in its history.
Acosta now works as the “dean of Florida International University’s law school,” a post he has held since 2009.
— WPLG Local 10 News (@WPLGLocal10) February 16, 2017
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) supports the choice:
Marco Rubio tells me Alexander Acosta is an "excellent pick" for Labor Secretary.
"Top notch. Anyone who votes against him is crazy."
— Niels Lesniewski (@nielslesniewski) February 16, 2017