Who is Trump's Labor Secretary nominee Alexander Acosta?


"After careful consideration and discussions with my family, I am withdrawing my nomination for Secretary of Labor", Puzder wrote....

Acosta, who took over as FIU law dean in July 2009, previously served as U.S. attorney for the southern district of Florida and as the assistant attorney general for the U.S. Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division. "He has been confirmed by the Senate for three prior positions, which could help smooth his path to the Labor Department", POLITICO reports.

According to the Florida International University (FLU) website, Acosta is also the chairman of U.S. Century Bank, which is the largest domestically-owned Hispanic community bank in Florida.

Unlike Andrew, an anti-abortion lawyer turned CEO of the parent company of Hardee's and Carl's Jr.'s, Alexander has experience for the job of Labor Secretary.

He also would mark the first Hispanic cabinet member in this administration, joining Ben Carson and Elaine Chao on "Team Diversity" for Trump.

The fast-food billionaire lost the support of several Republican senators after admitting employing an illegal immigrant as a former housekeeper.

Sens. Susan Collins of Maine, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Tim Scott of SC and Johnny Isakson of George have told GOP leaders they won't back Puzder, CNN said.

Puzder's withdrawal came one day before his scheduled confirmation hearing, which had been delayed five times as he failed to submit the appropriate ethics and financial paperwork. She mentioned watching Puzder's ex-wife's appearance in disguise on Oprah Winfrey's talk show in the 1980s, during which she spoke about her experiences as a victim of domestic violence. "I want thank President Trump for his nomination". Puzder's ex-wife has since retracted her allegations while Puzder has denied any wrongdoing.

Republican Senator Susan Collins of ME, who was on the Senate commitee considering Puzder's nomination, told reporters on Monday that she was evaluating the domestic violence accusation.