Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer says secretary of labor nominee Andrew Puzder should withdraw his name from consideration.
The New York Democrat told reporters on Thursday that Puzder's record as CEO of fast food empire CKE Restaurants, Inc. disqualifies him from advocating for workers as the head of the Labor Department.
Senate Democrats on Thursday unveiled another former employee of Puzder's company who says she was mistreated. Puzder has said he's committed to becoming a member of President Donald Trump's Cabinet.
Puzder took another step toward confirmation this week by submitting required ethics forms to the Senate ahead of his Feb. 16 hearing. He says he'll avoid conflicts of interest by divesting from more than 200 companies if he's confirmed. President Donald Trump has not divested from his business empire.
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