Trump to tap Eugene Scalia, son of late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, as next labor secretary

Image: At left, Eugene Scalia, nominee for Solicitor of Labor, gets

From left, Eugene Scalia, nominee for Solicitor of Labor, gets encouragement from Sen. Kit Bond, R-Mo., before Scalia’s conformation hearing on Oct 2, 2001.Tom Williams / CQ-Roll Call/Getty Images file

President Trump will nominate Eugene Scalia as his next secretary of labor, he tweeted Thursday evening. Scalia would replace former secretary Alex Acosta who resigned last week amid a firestorm over a plea deal for convicted sex-offender Jeffrey Epstein.

Son of late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, Eugene was a former top lawyer for the George W. Bush administration.

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