FIRST ON FOX: House Republicans from the highest echelons are calling on President Biden to withdraw his nominee for the secretary of labor over her career track record.
House Ways and Means Committee chairman Jason Smith, R-Mo., alongside House Education Committee chairwoman Virginia Foxx, R-N. C., House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., and Rep. Michelle Steel, R-Calif., led a letter to Biden on Thursday regarding acting Labor Secretary Julie Su’s nomination for the full-time gig.
“Deputy Secretary of Labor Julie Su’s record of continual failure and her nomination to become Secretary of the Department of Labor is deeply concerning,” Steel told Fox News Digital in a statement.
“During her time at the Labor Workforce Development Agency, Ms. Su did nothing but harm California’s workforce, oversee billions of dollars in fraudulent benefit payments, and further exacerbate the supply chain crisis,” Steel continued.
“I urge President Biden to immediately rescind his nomination of Ms. Su for this important position,” the California Republican added. “Americans cannot afford another leader who is not up to the task of healing our economy and bolstering our workforce. “
In the letter, the lawmakers wrote they are “deeply concerned by the prospect of Ms. Su serving as the head of DOL on an acting basis or as the Secretary of Labor.”
“Ms. Su’s record as Secretary of California’s Labor and Workforce Development Agency (LWDA) includes failing to prevent fraud in the state’s unemployment insurance (UI) system, resulting in billions of misspent taxpayer dollars, and promoting radical policies such as California Assembly Bill 5 (AB-5) that imposes a rigid worker classification test which restricts Americans’ right to work as independent contractors and weakens supply chains,” the Republicans wrote.
“Similar actions at the federal level would be a disaster for workers and our economy,” the lawmakers warned. “Accordingly, we will closely monitor her tenure as Acting Secretary of Labor, and we will strongly oppose her confirmation by the Senate.”
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