Andrew Puzder shouldn’t have been nominated as labor secretary in the first place.
He favors automation; he opposes the minimum wage; he is no friend of the working man and woman.
None of that doomed his nomination. Oh, no! The death knell was rung when a decades-old videotape surfaced that shows Puzder’s former wife telling Oprah Winfrey that Puzder abused her. He threatened her, bullied her.
Puzder — a fast-food restaurant mogul — then pulled out.
I have blogged already about Donald Trump’s lack of vetting as he has looked for Cabinet officers. I thought the worry was overblown.
But here we are. A labor secretary who apparently hadn’t been vetted properly being done in by an old videotaped interview.
It appears that a lot more careful vetting of Puzder’s history could have prevented the president from suffering this embarrassing end to one of his Cabinet selections.
That presumes, of course, that Donald Trump would be embarrassed.