Drain the swamp? Trump Has Named More Lobbyists To Cabinet Than Bush Or Obama Did In 8 Years


President Trump has named more former lobbyists to Cabinet positions in his first three years in office than Barack Obama or George W. Bush did over eight years, The Associated Press reports. Former lobbyist Eugene Scalia, the son of late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, is set for a confirmation hearing to be Trump’s new labor secretary on Thursday, marking the seventh former lobbyist the president has named to a Cabinet-level position. Brendan Fischer, director of the Campaign Legal Center’s federal reform program, told the AP that Bernhardt’s case highlights the ethical issues of placing former lobbyists into regulatory agencies that oversee the interests they previously represented.

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