February 2, 2017 Government, In The News, News, Puzder

Ethics group petitions to open Puzder’s divorce records

By: DAVID E. SANGER, NOAM SCHEIBER and GLENN THRUSH, The New York Times, February 2, 2017

Andrew Puzder’s confirmation hearing to be the next secretary of labor appears to be in trouble, having been postponed four times as he attempts to divest from the company he leads.

Adding to his troubles, an ethics watchdog group filed a petition on Wednesday to unseal court documents related to the divorce of Mr. Puzder.

In some of the sealed documents, Mr. Puzder’s former wife, Lisa Fierstein, appears to have alleged that Mr. Puzder physically abused her.

The Washington-based group, the Campaign for Accountability, argued that the allegations are directly relevant to Mr. Puzder’s nomination because the Labor Department is charged with assuring workers’ physical safety.

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