Andy Puzder has officially withdrawn his nomination as Secretary of Labor, and it sounds like it was Winfrey’s network OWN that was directly responsible for uncovering and proving Puzder’s shittiness.
I am withdrawing my nomination for Secretary of Labor. I'm honored to have been considered and am grateful to all who have supported me.
— Andy Puzder (@AndyPuzder) February 15, 2017
The network reportedly turned over videos of 20 episodes for the HELP committee to view privately from an interview segment Winfrey did with Puzder’s ex-wife, Lisa Fierstein, who claimed to have been abused by Puzder throughout the course of their relationship.
Details about the footage and the proof in the videos hasn’t been made public, but Fierstein’s attorney during the divorce, Dan Sokol, told Time the abuse claims were “credible.”
Senator Patty Murray, who viewed the tapes, described them to Politico as “very disturbing.”
As if beating his wife wasn’t enough, Puzder was also accused of mishandling his position as the CEO of the Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr. fast food chains. He has a history of making sexist comments. You know those Super Bowl ads of women sexualizing burgers? Yup, that’s all Puzder.
Now, Puzder didn’t say he was withdrawing his nomination specifically because of the tapes or any of the misconduct allegations but… let’s be real. All of the above?
Winfrey has yet to comment specifically about her network’s role in encouraging Puzder’s withdrawal, but I personally would be happy to hear more from Winfrey about her thoughts on the Trump administration and the steps citizens can take to keep these bad people from positions of power.
We stopped a man who beats his wife and abuses his employees from entering public office. Now how do we get rid of a president who has practically admitted for the world to hear to sexual assault?
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