His first pick dropped out after it became apparent he would NOT be confirmed.
Acosta is looked at a ‘safe’ choice for confirmation…
He is NOT pat of the Billionaire club that other cabinet secretaries are….
A Cuban born lawyer….
He would be the firsta nd only Latino in the Trump cabinet….
President Donald Trump on Thursday announced his intent to nominate Alexander Acosta, a former Justice Department official and current dean of Florida International University College of Law, for labor secretary, just a day after first pick, fast-food CEO Andrew Puzder, backed out.
“He’s had a tremendous career,” Trump said from the White House. “I think he’ll be a tremendous secretary of labor.”
Acosta, who was born in Cuba, would become the first Hispanic member of Trump’s cabinet. He has been confirmed by the Senate for three prior positions, which could help smooth his path to the Labor Department…..