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    Andrew Puzder Withdraws From Consideration for Labor Secretary

    He knew he was beaten. Fast-food executive Andrew Puzder announced yesterday he won’t be battling out the nomination for Labor Secretary, but said he was “honored” to be considered. Though conservatives had pushed through several cabinet confirmations despite huge protests from Democrats, support for Puzder has waned even among the GOP as allegations of spousal abuse and employing an undocumented housekeeper resurfaced. Now the Senate will turn to Scott Pruitt’s nomination for EPA chief — and expected confirmation, even if he’s lost the support of at least one GOP senator.

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