Remembering Nannygate?

Clinton’s nominee for Attorney General, Zoe Baird.

Nannygate took place in the 1990s during the Clinton administration. On two occasions president Clinton nominated people to federal positions only to be forced to withdraw their names because both were found to have hired illegal immigrants to work in their homes. The appointments were for Attorney General and the people were Zoe Baird and Kimba Wood. The GOP went nuts when they learned during the confirmation hearings that Baird had employed an illegal from Peru to baby sit her children.

Fast forward to today and Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Labor, Andrew Puzder. Puzder is the man behind the Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr. chain of hamburger restaurants and is highly controversial for a number of reasons. One major strike against him is that his company and its franchises had to fire over 1200 illegal employees to make way for his nomination. More inline with Nannygate, Puzder has also admitted that he and his wife have employed illegal immigrants to work in their home.

Puzder seems to have very anti-labor views but breaking federal immigration laws doesn’t seem to bother him much.

I’ve often accused the GOP of hypocrisy but after what the did to Clinton’s nominees in the 90s, letting Puzder slide through the confirmation process would certainly enlarge my stockpile of black powder.

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