At least four Republican senators are still on the fence about whether to support Andrew Puzder, President Trump’s choice for labor secretary, putting more pressure on the restaurant executive and political novice to win over members of the president’s own party to win confirmation.
The four Republicans are all members of the Senate’s Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, where Puzder is set to appear Thursday to answer questions. The high level of public concern is notable, given that Republicans have for the most part supported Trump’s Cabinet picks even before their confirmation hearings.
It seems safe to say that the National Review wouldn’t be coming out against him if he wasn’t cooked.
Any Trump Secretary of Labor is going to be horrible, of course, but with the exception of Sessions Puzder may well have been Trump’s worst cabinet nominee. It’s good if/when he goes down.