R. Alexander Acosta, President Donald Trump's new nominee for secretary of labor, has a troubling history when it comes to standing up to Islamic supremacist groups in America.
President Trump announced Acosta's nomination Thursday during a press conference at the White House. Acosta previously served as assistant attorney general for civil rights in the George W. Bush administration. The labor secretary nominee comes with an impressive resume.
A Harvard Law School graduate and former clerk to Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito, Acosta became dean of Florida International University law school in 2009. He also previously served on the National Labor Relations Board.