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Published: Fri, February 17, 2017
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

Andrew Puzder will stay on as fast food CEO


CBS News Chief White House Correspondent Major Garret said that a source very close to President Donald Trump's Labor Department nominee told him that he expects Puzder to withdraw because, "he's very exhausted of the abuse".

"They're always polite, they always upsell, they never take a vacation, they never show up late, there's never a slip-and-fall, or an age, sex, or race discrimination case", Puzder previously said in an interview with Business Insider.

President Donald Trump's nominee for labour secretary Andrew Puzder, has withdrawn from consideration on the eve of his confirmation hearing.

Puzder, an attorney by trade, said he fully supports the president and his "highly qualified team".

One senator, speaking on condition of anonymity, told the Associated Press that six Republican senators asked the White House to call off the hearing because they couldn't see themselves voting for him. They included five members of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) committee, which was scheduled to hold a confirmation hearing for Puzder on February 16.

The nominee has also faced concerns about his views on overtime and the minimum wage.

Earlier this week Republicans had been strongly defending Puzder against allegations of not being fit for the position.

Following their 1987 divorce, Lisa Fierstein retracted her domestic abuse claims.

The last-minute press conference comes amid a tumultuous week for the president, who saw Mr. Puzder drop out and had to force a resignation from his national security adviser over his misleading administration officials about contacts with Russian Federation during the transition.

"When I learned of her status, we immediately ended her employment and offered her assistance in getting legal status", Puzder told the committee.

Andrew's nomination was killed after he admitted to hiring an undocumented worker as a housekeeper, according to Slate, as the GOP viewed him weak on immigration.

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