According to Politico, Andrew Puzder may become the first of President Donald Trump’s potential Cabinet to withdraw his nomination as Labor Secretary.
Senate Republicans informed the White House that he lacks the votes to be confirmed.
GOP senators advised the White House that Puzder would not be able to pass the Senate floor.
His nomination faced stiff opposition from unions and labor groups. Allegations of wage theft, spousal abuse, being tutored by a mob lawyer, and admitting to failing to pay taxes on an undocumented immigrant may have crippled his opportunity.
Puzder’s confirmation hearing was scheduled for Thursday. It was delayed four times due to background checks and ethics arrangement.
One Senate Republican said it would make no sense for Puzder to wait until after his hearing to withdraw.