WATCH: Trump nominates Alexander Acosta as his new Labor Secretary Pick; Here’s the LOWDOWN

Trump just announced Alexander Acosta as his nominee for Labor Secretary, replacing Andrew Puzder who withdrew his nomination yesterday:

Acosta even has Ana Navarro’s blessing, and you know how she feels about Trump:

And Justice Willett’s blessing as well!

https://twitter.com/JusticeWillett/status/832286035157647361

Here’s a bit more from Wikipedia on Acosta:

Acosta is a native of Miami, Florida. He attended the Gulliver Schools in Miami. He received his bachelor’s degree in economics from Harvard College and his law degree from Harvard Law School.

Following law school, Acosta served as a law clerk to Samuel Alito, then a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, from 1994 to 1995. Acosta then worked at the Washington, D.C. office of the law firm Kirkland & Ellis, where he specialized in employment and labor issues. While in Washington, Acosta taught classes on employment law, disability-based discrimination law, and civil rights law at the George Mason University School of Law.

From 1998-2000 Acosta was a senior fellow at the socially conservative Ethics and Public Policy Center.

He has served in three presidentially-appointed, senate-confirmed positions. He was a member of the National Labor Relations Board, where he participated in or authored more than 125 opinions. Following the NLRB, he was Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division of the United States Department of Justice on August 22, 2003; becoming the first Hispanic to hold the rank of Assistant Attorney General. He also served as Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Civil Rights Division. More recently, Acosta served as the U.S. Attorney for Southern District of Florida, and was the longest serving U.S. Attorney in the District since the 1970s.

Here’s a short video of him in 2009 representing FIU college:

Acosta sounds immensely qualified. But don’t doubt for a second that Democrats won’t find something to harp about, especially with regard to him being a “senior fellow at the socially conservative Ethics and Public Policy Center”.

As an aside, is it just me or does Acosta bear a striking resemblance to Ted Cruz?

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