Puzder Will Likely Withdraw

 

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Senate Republicans have contacted the Trump administration informing them that Andy Puzder should withdraw his nomination for Labor Secretary because he lacks the votes for confirmation. Washington DC has been swirling with lurid details about Puzder and abuse allegations leveled against him by his former wife that were aired on an Oprah Winfrey segment.

Puzder, a friend of Trump’s, has not been able to rally sufficient Senators in the process leading up to his confirmation hearing which is scheduled for Thursday. Trump, who has suffered other notable defeats this week including the short-lived tenure of Michael Flynn as National Security Adviser, is currently hosting Benjamin Netanyahu and managing concerns arising from allegations that his campaign staff had contact with Russian intelligence agents.

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