Sanders Statement on Puzder

WASHINGTON, Feb. 15 – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) released the following statement after reports that Andrew Puzder will withdraw his nomination for secretary of labor:

"I am glad Mr. Puzder will withdraw his name from consideration to be the next labor secretary. The simple truth is that given his relationship to employees at the companies he runs, he was not fit to lead a department responsible for defending workers’ rights. We need a secretary of labor who is going to fight to raise the minimum wage to a living wage of $15 an hour and pay equity for women. We don’t need a labor secretary who makes millions while his workers are paid starvation wages."