The GOP-led Senate voted along party lines to approve the son of late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia to replace Alexander Acosta as labor secretary.
Sen. Ben Sasse is also urging Attorney General William Barr to "rip up" the deal.
If confirmed, the son of late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia would replace outgoing Secretary Alexander Acosta.
No other U.S. president has lost so many Cabinet members in his first term to ethics issues.
Acosta stepped down over the Jeffrey Epstein scandal, leaving Trump to find a new head for the Labor Department.
As a U.S. attorney in Miami, Acosta helped devise a secret agreement granting the accused child sex trafficker immunity from federal prosecution.
The centrist Democrat is having second thoughts about Labor Secretary Alex Acosta, who once helped sex offender Jeffrey Epstein avoid prosecution.
The labor secretary brokered a deal years ago that helped the financier avoid prison time for sex crimes with minors.
Courtney Wild said she feels like the prosecutors handling the convicted child sex offender's case today actually want "to take a predator off the street.”
“We have a president who is a sexual predator,” the longtime Republican insider said.