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Trump Nominating Son of Justice Antonin Scalia As New Labor Secretary

President Donald Trump says he is nominating lawyer Eugene Scalia, the son of the late Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia, as his new Secretary of Labor.

“Gene has led a great life of success in the legal and labor field and is highly respected not only as a lawyer, but as a lawyer with great experience working with labor and everyone else,” Trump said Thursday night.

Trump is in need of a new Labor Secretary following the resignation of Alex Acosta. Acosta resigned following reignited criticism of his handling of a 2008 plea deal involving accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein.

The New York Times reported that Scalia previously worked as a Labor Department lawyer in the President George W. Bush administration and currently works as a partner at the corporate law firm Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. He is also a member of the conservative Federalist Society.

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