02.15.17

Murray Statement on Withdrawal of Andrew Puzder as Trump Nominee for Secretary of Labor

Murray: “Workers and families across the country spoke up loud and clear that they want a true champion for all workers in the Labor Department”

 

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) issued the following statement today on the withdrawal of CEO Andrew Puzder from consideration for the role of Secretary of Labor under President Trump.

 

President Trump’s decision to nominate Andrew Puzder was a broken promise to the workers he said he would put first on the campaign trail. From the start, it’s been clear that Puzder is uniquely unqualified to serve as Secretary of Labor—from the pride he takes in objectifying women, to the insulting comments he made about his own workers and the stories of mistreatment at his company, to a vision of the economy in which workers get squeezed so those at the top can boost their profits. Workers and families across the country spoke up loud and clear that they want a true champion for all workers in the Labor Department, I was proud to make sure they had a voice in the Senate, and we will keep fighting.”

 

###