President Trump intends to nominate Eugene Scalia as secretary of labor, seeking to install a well-known figure in labor policy atop a department that recently lost its leader.
Mr. Scalia, a 55-year-old partner at the law firm Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and a son of the late Justice Antonin Scalia, would succeed Alexander Acosta, who stepped down from the position last week amid scrutiny of his role as a federal prosecutor in negotiating a plea agreement with financier Jeffrey Epstein. Mr. Epstein was arrested this month for the alleged sex trafficking of girls.
Mr. Trump made the announcement on Twitter late Thursday, saying of Mr. Scalia, “Gene has led a life of great success in the legal and labor field and is highly respected not only as a lawyer, but as a lawyer with great experience.”
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