Reports: CKE’s Andy Puzder to Withdraw from Nomination

February 15, 2017

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CBS News is reporting that CKE Restaurants CEO Andy Puzder is expected to withdraw his name from consideration for labor secretary in President Donald Trump’s cabinet.

The source said Puzder is “very tired of the abuse,” and doesn’t believe he will appear for Thursday’s confirmation hearing, which was set to take place before the Senate’s Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions committee. CBS News reports that another source pegs the odds at 80 percent that he will pull out of the nomination.