President Donald Trump accepted Secretary of Labor Alex Acosta’s resignation last Friday, even though he said he thought Acosta had done a “great” job. Trump cited that Acosta has not had any controversy in his department during his tenure. Acosta said in his announcement that it was not fair to this administration that they be tied down with problems regarding Acosta’s please deal with Epstein, Acosta cited a great economy and that America should be focused on that.
President Trump has announced Gene Scalia, the 55 year old son of late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia as the replacement for Acosta. Gene Scalia is currently a partner in the Washington international law firm of Gibson, Dunn, and Crutcher.
Gene Scalia is expected to face a tough confirmation process with Democrats in the Senate. Scalia has a history of representing large corporations, in 2005 he represented Wal-mart in a whistleblower case, in addition to that; Scalia has also served as a special assistant under Attorney General Bill Barr when Bill was the AG under Bush. The President made the announcement using twitter. https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1152010855552180224
Written by Stephan Ball