President Donald Trump has been left scrambling to find a new secretary of labor candidate after his original selection, Andrew Puzder, suddenly dropped-out.
The abrupt withdrawal of the fast food CEO had voters scratching their heads and wondering, “Why?”
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According to NBC News, it was largely because of a 27-year-old video from “The Oprah Winfrey Show” where Puzder’s ex-wife made serious domestic abuse allegations.
You can watch footage of the video here —
“The Oprah Winfrey Network released the video, and the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions provided several viewings for committee members,” NBC News reported Thursday.
Ultimately, “it was Republicans who toppled Puzder. On the day before his confirmation hearing was expected to take place, more Republicans withheld support, saying that they’d like to wait until they hear from him in the hearing.”
Puzder released the following public statement announcing his decision —
I am withdrawing my nomination for Secretary of Labor. I'm honored to have been considered and am grateful to all who have supported me.
— Andy Puzder (@AndyPuzder) February 15, 2017
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