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Tue Mar 14, 2017, 06:37 PM

Trump's Labor nominee picks up Democratic vote

Source: The Hill

A Senate Democrat says he'll back President Trump's pick to lead the Labor Department.

Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) will vote for Labor Secretary nominee Alex Acosta, who hails from his home state of Florida, a spokesperson for the senator said Tuesday.

The fight over filling the Labor secretary position has been heated in Washington. Last month, the president's first choice, restaurant executive Andrew Puzder, flamed out following accusations that he mistreated his workers, questions about his divorce and the revelation he employed an undocumented immigrant as a housekeeper.

Trump followed up by nominating Acosta, a former member of the National Labor Relations Board, who is seen as a more neutral pick.

Read more: https://www.google.com/amp/thehill.com/regulation/labor/323990-trumps-labor-nominee-picks-up-dem-vote%3Famp



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Response to orangecrush (Original post)

Tue Mar 14, 2017, 06:45 PM

1. What a shame. Acosta's parents are Cuban "exiles," who don't identify as minority

people in the US, as shouted to a reporter during an interview by Cuban American National Foundation spokeswoman, Ninoska Pérez Castellón, during the Elian Gonzalez news frenzy, being the only group whose illegal immigrants are welcomed with open arms, and treated to an enormous variety of perks as soon as they show up here, including instant legal status (no ICE agents chasing them around), instant work visa, social security, Section 8 US taxpayer-funded housing, food stamps, medical treatment, financial aid for education, etc., etc., etc., etc.

The Cuban "exiles" have dominated Florida politics for decades. Nelson is afraid to hack them off by not supporting Acosta. He probably believes they could destroy him, as they have other politicians who've tried to stand against them.

If Nelson can't support the Democratic Party, he needs to step aside.

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Response to orangecrush (Original post)

Tue Mar 14, 2017, 06:56 PM

2. Florida Man strikes again. n/t

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Tue Mar 14, 2017, 07:19 PM

3. I doubt he'll be the only one.

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Tue Mar 14, 2017, 08:28 PM

4. Acosta was Bush's "Hatchet Man" (stopped actions against states for voting rights violations)

And some other problems.

Anyone from Florida?

Bill Nelson needs to hear from YOU.

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/02/trump-labor-nominee-presided-over-politicized-hiring-scandal-at-justice/517002/

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https://www.democracynow.org/2017/2/17/does_new_labor_secretary_nominee_alex

Alex Acosta is a longtime Republican attorney. He served eight months as a member of the National Labor Relations Board under President George W. Bush. He’s drawn scrutiny for his time as division leader at George W. Bush’s Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division, where he oversaw a senior official who hired conservative lawyers who actively opposed to the division’s mission, including the prosecution of voting rights violations and police abuse. In 2004, Acosta played a key role in Bush’s final push to win the state of Ohio by backing Republican election officials accused of seeking to suppress voter turnout among blacks and Latinos. Acosta is currently dean of Florida International University’s School of Law

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