Trump nominates Eugene Scalia to be labor secretary

President Donald Trump

President Donald Trump

If confirmed to succeed resigned Secretary of Labor Alex Acosta, Eugene Scalia, 55, will become the first son of a Supreme Court Justice to hold a Cabinet position since Ramsey Clark (son of then-Supreme Court Justice Tom Clark) became USA attorney general in 1967.

Scalia received his J.D. from the University of Chicago and is now a partner at Gibson Dunn, but does have notable government experience on his résumé.

While announcing the development, he, in a tweet, said, "I am pleased to announce that it is my intention to nominate Gene Scalia as the new secretary of labour".

Trump said on Twitter that Scalia "is highly respected not only as a lawyer, but as a lawyer with great experience working with labor and everyone else".

In the early 1990s, Eugene Scalia served as a special assistant to Attorney General William Barr, the current US Attorney General. In 2001, President Bush nominated Scalia as Labor's solicitor, but he was blocked by a Democratic Senate. Mr. Trump wrote over two tweets.

Scalia previously served as the Labor Department's top lawyer.

According to Politico, Scalia met with Trump on Thursday and White House aides have been canvassing Senators to ascertain the likelihood of his confirmation.

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Acosta became the latest of several Trump cabinet members to leave in the midst of scandal or disagreement with the president.

Sources told Newsmax that the nominee has a very close relationship with present Acting Secretary of Labor Patrick Pizzella. After discussing the idea with several senior Trump officials, Cotton spoke to the president Thursday morning and joined a meeting later in the afternoon during which the president offered Scalia the job.

That's right, the late Justice Antonin Scalia's son is getting the nomination.

In the past, Scalia was also dubbed as the "godfather of the anti-ergonomics movement" due to his opposition to a Clinton-era regulation aimed at protecting workers from repetitive stress injuries.