– Manu Raju, Dan Merica, Julia Horowitz, “Andrew Puzder withdraws as a labor secretary nominee,” CNN Politics, cnn.com, Feb. 15, 2017
CABINET/LABOR/TRUMP PEOPLE/ANDREW PUDZER: “Andrew Puzder has withdrawn as President Donald Trump’s choice for labor secretary.
Puzder, the CEO of the company that owns the Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr. fast food chains, faced fierce opposition mostly from Democrats in part related to his position on labor issues as well as the fact that he employed an undocumented immigrant housekeeper.
‘After careful consideration and discussions with my family, I am withdrawing my nomination for Secretary of Labor,’ Puzder said in a statement Wednesday afternoon. ‘I am honored to have been considered by President Donald Trump to lead the Department of Labor and put America’s workers and businesses back on a path to sustainable prosperity.’ “