Trump Names Alexander Acosta for Labor After Puzder Withdraws
A day after President Trump's former Labor Secretary pick, fast-food CEO Andrew Puzder, withdrew his nomination, Trump has named Alexander Acosta as his new choice.
The New York Times reports Acosta is a Florida law school dean and former assistant attorney general for civil rights. If confirmed, Acosta, who has Cuban-American parents, would be the first Latino in Trump's cabinet.
Trump made the announcement at a White House press conference.
The Washington Post reports a civil rights group said Acosta did face some controversy while he was at the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division over his supervision of a senior division official who allegedly practiced unfair hiring practices.