Pres. Trump Taps Gene Scalia to be Next Secretary of Labor

President Trump tapped Gene Scalia to be the next Secretary of Labor on Thursday just days after Alex Acosta announced his resignation.

President Trump on Thursday night announced he’s nominating attorney Gene Scalia, the son of the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, to replace Alex Acosta as secretary of labor.

The surprise move — which top Republicans privately supported — was a visible manifestation of the close personal bond Trump has forged with the Scalia family in recent years. The confirmation process for Justice Neil Gorsuch, who ultimately filled Justice Scalia’s seat, sparked the connection.

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