Trump taps Scalia’s son for Labor secretary
(August 7, 2019)
- President Donald Trump plans to nominate Eugene Scalia, son of the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, to be the next Labor secretary.
The younger Scalia, a partner at the international law firm Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, met with Trump and White House officials had been calling Senate offices to assess whether Scalia is confirmable, according to a person briefed on the talks.
Scalia previously served as chief legal officer for the Labor Department during the George W. Bush administration, a position he took following a recess appointment by the former Republican president. He also worked as a special assistant to William Barr, now the attorney general, and was a speechwriter for Education Secretary William Bennett.