While announcing the development, he, in a tweet, said, “I am pleased to announce that it is my intention to nominate Gene Scalia as the new secretary of labour.”
He continued tweeting: “Gene has led a life of great success in the legal and labour field and is highly respected not only as a lawyer, but as a lawyer with great experience working with labour and everyone else. He will be a great member of an administration that has done more in the first 2 1/2 years than perhaps any administration in history!”
….working with labor and everyone else. He will be a great member of an Administration that has done more in the first 2 ½ years than perhaps any Administration in history!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 19, 2019
If Gene gets appointed, he will surpass Alex Acosta who has stepped down from the office last week soon after he was drawn under criticism for a merciful plea agreement which he negotiated for Jeffrey Esptein, the wealthy sex offender, in 2008.
Scalia is a partner of a law firm Gibson, Dunn and Crutcher in the Washignton DC office.