You had to know this was coming.
Courtesy of NBC News:
Embattled Secretary of Labor Alex Acosta is resigning, President Donald Trump said Friday.
Acosta had faced mounting criticism in recent days for his role years ago in cutting a deal for sex offender Jeffrey Epstein more than a decade ago that critics have called too lenient.
Epstein, 66, was arrested over the weekend and charged in the Southern District of New York with sex trafficking dozens of girls as young as 14 in New York and Florida.
In an earlier case, in 2008, Epstein pleaded guilty to procuring a person under 18 for prostitution and felony solicitation of prostitution, which required him to register as a sex offender and serve about a year in a Florida county jail. He was able to leave almost daily for work, and was allowed to have his own private security detail behind bars.
Acosta, who was the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Florida at the time of the original Epstein criminal case, has faced calls from Democrats to resign his Cabinet post following the latest Epstein charges.
Acosta attempted to keep his job with that news conference on Wednesday, but it immediately faced blowback from journalists, legal experts, and even a former Florida state attorney:
NEW – The Former State Attorney Barry Krischer responds to Acosta: “I can emphatically state that Mr. Acosta’s recollection of this matter is completely wrong.” pic.twitter.com/1lfULeb3CT
— Michael Del Moro (@MikeDelMoro) July 10, 2019
Acosta became too much of a liability for Trump in the end and so he had to be cut loose.
So yesterday Trump had to back off his attempt to put the citizenship question on the census and today he loses his Labor Secrteary after going to bat for him in front of the press.
Not a good couple of days for the orange tinted toddler.