President Trump announced Thursday that he plans to nominate Eugene Scalia, son of late conservative Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, as secretary of labor. Scalia served as a top lawyer in former President George W. Bush's administration and is now in private practice in Washington. Trump said Eugene Scalia "has led a life of great success in the legal and labor field and is highly respected." Democrats are expected to oppose the nomination because of Scalia's record representing Walmart and other companies that have battled unions and pushed for easing labor laws. If confirmed, Scalia will replace outgoing Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta. The former prosecutor stepped down after facing criticism for his role in a lenient 2008 plea bargain for financier Jeffrey Epstein, a former Trump friend.

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