Labor Pick Tweets About CNN Report That ‘He May Be Bailing’

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Andy Puzder (Credit: AP/Jack Plunkett)

Reprinted in The Hill by Cyra Master on January 16, 2017.

Andy Puzder, President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the Labor Department, tweeted Monday evening that he’s “looking forward” to his confirmation hearing, after a report he’s having second thoughts about serving in the administration.

CNN reported Monday evening that the Hardees and Carl’s Jr. CEO was reconsidering his nomination because of harsh criticism from Democrats, unions and liberal groups.

“He may be bailing,” a Republican source told CNN. “He is not into the pounding he is taking, and the paperwork.”

Shortly after CNN published its story, Puzder tweeted that he was “looking forward to my hearing.” …

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