Trump To Announce Scalia’s Son As New Labor Secretary Nominee

3Scalia100201 -- Eugene Scalia, nominee for Solicitor of Labor, speaks at his conformation hearing.
UNITED STATES - OCTOBER 02: Eugene Scalia, nominee for Solicitor of Labor, speaks at his conformation hearing. (Photo By Tom Williams/Roll Call/Getty Images)
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July 19, 2019 8:57 a.m.

President Donald Trump announced on Thursday that he intends to name Eugene Scalia, son of the late Supreme Court justice, as his new labor secretary nominee.

The tweet comes days after his former Labor Secretary Alex Acosta resigned under a pall of scrutiny swirling around his connection to accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein.

According to Politico, Scalia met with Trump on Thursday and White House aides have been canvassing Senators to ascertain the likelihood of his confirmation.

Scalia has served as chief legal officer for the Labor Department under former President George W. Bush and has been a special assistant to now-Attorney General William Barr.

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