President Trump has called a press conference to be held Thursday afternoon, which just started shortly before 1:00 p.m. ET. The President just announced his new pick for Labor Secretary.
The news had already broke ahead of the press conference, that Alexander Acosta is the President’s nominee as secretary of the Labor Department, to replace Andrew Puzder, who withdrew himself from consideration.
Acosta is a graduate from Harvard Law School, a former member of the Labor Relations Board, and has served as the deputy attorney general in the Justice Department’s Civil Rights division during the George W. Bush administration.
Acosta was also the U.S. attorney for Florida’s Southern District, and is currently a dean of Florida International University College of Law, and chairman of U.S. Century Bank.
He would also be the first Hispanic to serve in the Trump cabinet.
Heavy reported that while serving in the DOJ, Acosta spoke about the importance of the defending the rights of American Muslims.
President Trump reportedly met with Acosta on Wednesday evening to discuss the position.
The President’s press conference will be available in the video below.
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