WATCH LIVE: Trump to Name New Labor Nominee

Posted at 12:21 PM, Feb 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-16 07:32:01-05

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump plans a news conference about midday Thursday to announce his nominee for labor secretary - "a star, great person," in his words.

Trump's first pick for the job, fast food chain executive Andy Puzder, withdrew from consideration after it was revealed he employed a housekeeper who wasn't authorized to work in the U.S.

Trump has blamed Senate Democrats for stalling or complicating the confirmation process of several of his Cabinet nominees.