Trump's Secretary Of Labor Pick Andrew Puzder Withdraws Nomination
Secretary of Labor nominee and fast food CEO Andrew Puzder, has withdrawn his nomination.
CNN reports Senate Republicans have urged the White House to withdraw the Puzder nomination since there are four firm GOP no votes -- potentially up to 12. Puzder needed at least 50 votes to pass with a tie-breaking vote from Vice President Mike Pence. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos was able to nab the confirmation like that, but Puzder likely would not have.
Fox News reports in a prepared statement, Puzder said in part, ""After careful consideration and discussions with my family, I am withdrawing my nomination for Secretary of Labor...While I won't be serving in the administration, I fully support the President and his highly qualified team."
The news comes just a few days after Trump's national security adviser Michael Flynn resigned amid allegations he misled the White House over his conversations with the Russian ambassador.