Trump names new nominee for secretary of labor

Trump nominated Alexander Acosta, the dean of a Florida law school, as secretary of labor after his first choice, Andrew Puzder, withdrew his nomination.
1:00 | 02/17/17

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Hard to remember by the end but the president opened the press conference by announcing his new pick for labor secretary, Alexander Acosta. Mary, the president moved quickly after he had to withdraw his first choice, Andrew puzder. Reporter: He certainly did, George. Overshadowed in the press conference the president's announcement of his labor secretary nominee and named Alexander Acosta to replace Andrew puzder who withdrew two days ago. He is seen as a safer pick, former law school Dean and former assistant attorney general and it confirmed he could be the first hispanic member of the cabinet. A safer pick but Democrats are raising some questions. Reporter: Yeah, George, right now consider this, president trump has more unconfirmed nominees than any president at week four in history. Just 13 of 22 cabinet nominees have now been confirmed. In fact, they have been up here railing all night long. Democrats against the next to have a vote. Pruitt for EPA, still at it. That vote later today. Mary Bruce, thanks very much.

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