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Mon Feb 13, 2017, 07:02 PM

4 GOP senators on the fence over Puzder for labor secretary

Source: Associated Press

4 GOP senators on the fence over Puzder for labor secretary

By LAURIE KELLMAN
Feb. 13, 2017 6:46 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) Four Republicans on the Senate committee considering President Donald Trump's nominee for secretary of labor aren't saying publicly if they will vote for him.

Sen. Susan Collins of Maine and three other senators Tim Scott of South Carolina, Johnny Isakson of Georgia and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska have said they won't decide how to vote on fast-food executive Andrew Puzder's nomination until after his Senate confirmation hearing Thursday.

That's fueled a battle on social media and other platforms, as Republicans arm up against Democrats and their allies after other bruising confirmation battles over Trump nominees.

Collins and Murkowski joined every Democrat in voting against Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, with Vice President Mike Pence breaking a 50-50 tie. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has privately vowed to move Puzder's nomination through despite questions about any potential conflicts of interests and other issues.

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Mon Feb 13, 2017, 07:05 PM

1. He will get in!

 

Much as I hate the GOP, their members always fall in line. Didn't we heard some Senators were hedging on Besty Devos?

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Mon Feb 13, 2017, 07:08 PM

2. The big tease, now with new teasers!

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