Mitt Romney on Monday praised President Trump’s nominee for Labor secretary as a “good man” and urged the Senate to confirm him.
Romney, the 2012 GOP presidential nominee and a tough critic of Trump, said in a statement posted on Facebook that he “cheered” when he first heard Andrew Puzder was nominated to serve as secretary of Labor.
“Andy should be Secretary of Labor. He has run enterprises that employed tens of thousands of American workers,” Romney wrote in the Facebook post.
“He knows how hard Americans work, and how much that work means to them and their families. He worked through college and law school while supporting a young family.”
Romney said Puzder, chief executive of CKE Restaurants, has “spoken out for workers.”
“Even when it meant speaking against government programs, like Obamacare, that originally intended to help people but had the effect of killing jobs and hurting wages,” he said.