Hearing for labor secretary nominee delayed; group sues to open St. Louis divorce files
The confirmation hearing for labor secretary nominee Andy Puzder, a former St. Louis lawyer and fast-food CEO, has been pushed back to an indefinite date because of lagging background paperwork.
But on Thursday, a Washington-based nonprofit watchdog group said it had filed in St. Louis a lawsuit to open up the Puzders’ divorce records. The nonprofit, the Campaign For Accountability, frequently sues lawmakers or others over ethics issues. It does not disclose its donors.
“President Trump has nominated Mr. Puzder to head the Department of Labor, where he would oversee efforts to combat workplace harassment and violence. Before the United States Senate votes on whether Mr. Puzder is qualified to lead an agency charged with protecting the safety of American workers — including millions of women — the public is entitled to full information about Mr. Puzder’s record,” Daniel Stevens, the group’s executive director, said in a statement.