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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/

On Edit: Adding link

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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