President Trump says he will nominate lawyer Eugene Scalia to be his new Labor secretary.
Scalia is the son of the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. He is a partner in the Washington office of the Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher law firm.
Trump said on Twitter that Scalia “is highly respected not only as a lawyer, but as a lawyer with great experience working with labor and everyone else.”
Trump’s previous Labor secretary, R. Alexander Acosta, resigned last week. Acosta had come under renewed criticism for his handling of a 2008 secret plea deal with financier Jeffrey Epstein, who is accused of sexually abusing girls.