Secretary of Labor Alex Acosta is expected to make a statement to the media Wednesday afternoon and take questions from reporters about his involvement in the 2008 sweetheart deal that landed accused child sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein with a mere 13-month prison sentence.
Acosta is not expected to resign, according to multiple reports. The statement will reportedly happen at 2:30 p.m.
A number of Democrats have called on Acosta to resign over his role as a prosecutor in arranging the lenient deal.
Epstein was hit with new charges Monday for allegedly running a sex trafficking ring with underage girls in the early 2000s, renewing scrutiny over the previous sentence for sex crimes.
Labor secretary Alex Acosta will make a statement to the media at 2:30p today, and will take questions. Again, he's not resigning, his aides say.
— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) July 10, 2019
Labor Secretary Alex Acosta is expected to make a statement this afternoon on the renewed scrutiny over his role in Jeffrey Epstein's plea deal, an administration official confirms.
— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) July 10, 2019
#BREAKING A senior administration official tells @foxnews that @SecretaryAcosta is expected to have a press availability or make a statement this afternoon… sometime after 2pm. He is NOT expected to announce he's stepping down.
h/t @johnrobertsFox @BretBaier #Acosta
— Kevin Corke (@kevincorke) July 10, 2019