President Trump to Name Late Justice Scalia’s Son, Eugene Scalia, as Labor Secretary Following Resignation of Alex Acosta Over Epstein Plea Deal

President Trump says he plans to name the son of late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, Eugene Scalia, to be the next Labor Secretary. “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 working with labor and everyone else,” the president wrote on Twitter late Thursday. “He will be a great member of an Administration that has done more in the first 2 ½ years than perhaps any Administration in history!” According to Politico, Scalia is a partner at the law firm Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher—where he reportedly argued against Walmart spending more health care money on its employees in 2006. The previous Labor Secretary, Alex Acosta, recently resigned amid mounting questions over his role in accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein’s 2008 sweetheart plea deal. At the time, Acosta was the U.S. Attorney in Miami.

SOURCE: The Daily Beast – Julia Arciga