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Andy Puzder withdraws nomination after losing Republican support

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posted on Feb, 15 2017 @ 03:22 PM
Breaking on BBC now

US President Donald Trump's choice for labour secretary has withdrawn from consideration on the eve of a long-delayed confirmation hearing. Andrew Puzder lost the support of several Republican senators after he admitted employing an illegal immigrant as a former housekeeper.

The fast-food billionaire had been criticised for his remarks on women and employees at his restaurants. He was the first Trump cabinet pick to fail to secure a nomination.


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Signs Puzder’s nomination was imperiled began to show in recent weeks as a number of Republican senators withheld immediate their support for him. on Thursday, the conservative magazine, the National Review, published an editorial titled “No to Puzder”. The magazine railed against Puzder’s support for “comprehensive immigration reform” and argued that in light of the series of unflattering revelations “his case for his confirmation has diminished to the point of disappearing”.

There's no pre-vetting procedure before nominating someone ?
That's very sloppy indeed Given his background

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posted on Feb, 15 2017 @ 03:26 PM
a reply to: Damiel

It happens.

In 1993, President Bill Clinton nominated Zoe E. Baird to be attorney general. Only five days later she asked Clinton to withdraw her nomination.

Her candidacy stumbled on the disclosure that she had hired undocumented immigrants and had not paid appropriate taxes on their wages. Particularly galling to opponents was the idea of the nation's chief law enforcement officer having broken the law. As The New York Times put it, there "must be a natural fit between a job and the ethics, background, finances, and talents of a nominee." Clinton nominated, and the Senate confirmed Janet Reno instead.

posted on Feb, 15 2017 @ 03:47 PM
Yeah, it's pretty evident that the AG should be squeaky clean, and, above all, honest :it goes without saying.

Even so, the guy who'd been tapped up to be Labor Sec was on record as being against raising the minimum wage and not really giving two hoots about workers ... and not only :

“A corporate culture grounded in objectifying women has no place in our government—or for that matter, the 21st Century,” Murray said during a press conference on Wednesday.

“Whatever President Trump and Andrew Puzder might wish was the case, women, who now make up nearly half of our country’s workforce, are at work, getting degrees, running businesses, and they deserve respect and dignity.”

Do you really believe he was a good choice, really, seriously ?

As i said in the opening post, his candidature was flawed from the outset, he shouldn't have been nominated.
The vetting procedure is shot away, in fact there appears to be no vetting procedure.

Drain that swamp.
Fill it with more gunk, see what floats this time aroundl

posted on Feb, 15 2017 @ 04:02 PM
he didnt become a billionaire by paying up the bum for labor, he did the American thing and employed cheap labor .
this model is only frowned upon when one is running for president or its a platform for presidency.
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posted on Feb, 15 2017 @ 05:16 PM
Euhhh.. from Wikiwiki

... He attended Kent State University and dropped out in 1970[5] following the Kent State shootings.

According to Puzder, he then "spent the next three years attending concerts and marching on Washington."[6] While living in Cleveland Heights, Puzder worked in sales at a guitar studio[7] and attended Cleveland State University, receiving a BA in history in 1975.

He then attended Washington University School of Law where he was editor of the Washington University Law Quarterly, receiving his JD in 1978.

Opposition to legalized abortion

During the 1980s and early 1990s, Puzder was considered Missouri's leading anti-abortion lawyer[9][10] and was active in the anti-abortion group Lawyers for Life.[11] In 1984, Puzder and another lawyer wrote an article for the Stetson Law Journal proposing a Missouri law that would define life as beginning at conception in the broad context of contract or property law.

Puzder reasoned that if fetuses were recognized as having rights in other contexts, it would establish a foundation for challenging Roe v. Wade later on.[12]

Puzder authored Missouri House Bill 1596,[11] an abortion law prohibiting the use of state money for abortions and declaring that life begins at conception.[9]

Following a challenge, the Supreme Court in 1989 upheld the law in Webster v. Reproductive Health Services.[13] The watershed decision opened the door for new state-level restrictions on abortion.

[10] Following the Webster decision, Puzder was a founding member of the Common Ground Network for Life and Choice.[13] In July 1989, Puzder was appointed chair of the Task Force for Mothers and Unborn Children by Missouri Governor John Ashcroft.

After The Riverfront Times published an article detailing allegations that he had abused his wife, he offered up his resignation to the Governor.

The allegations were later retracted, and Puzder was not asked to step down, but left the task force a few months later.[11]

Jébus, he is one hell of an unsavoury caracter !
And some people were rooting for him to be on board

My question remains valid : where is the in house vetting procedure ?
There's naught, à priori.

This is why, in one example,
the Trump admin is doomed to fail

No forethought,
everything is off the cuff,
made up as it stumbles along
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posted on Feb, 15 2017 @ 07:53 PM
I have a feeling that the rats will be jumping the Trumptanic all over the place.

The WH is in meltdown mode and who would want to be around when tshtf?

posted on Feb, 15 2017 @ 11:33 PM
a reply to: Damiel

"Unsavory" is a good term. I think the only "vetting" that was done was of their bank accounts and how loud their support was. In my mind, this isn't "draining the swamp."

Many of his other choices are equally poor - it may well be April before he gets his cabinet filled (and there's many positions that haven't been filled yet.) There's rumors he may try to name Petraeus to succeed Flynn, but that's going to run into a real fight, I think.

posted on Feb, 16 2017 @ 01:38 AM
Yup !

It really seems that no thought is given to the nominees' knowledge in their fututre field, their competences or skill set.

Cronyism is at work here, the only proviso being that as long as the bank balance is big, but no bigger than Trump's, then you're in !

Of course, a big plus is to have a track record as a big time money giver to the GOP as well as having the morals of a skanky old alley cat

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