- The Washington Times - Wednesday, December 5, 2018

The leader of Concerned Women for America called for the resignation of Labor Secretary Alex Acosta Wednesday, citing his former role as a prosecutor in a plea deal for pedophile Jeffrey Epstein.

Penny Nance, CEO of the CWA, said she believes President Trump would not have nominated Mr. Acosta for the Cabinet post if reports by the Miami Herald had emerged earlier about Mr. Acosta’s role in the scandal in Florida.

“Labor trafficking is often conjoined w/ sex trafficking. I believe @SecretaryAcosta should resign,” she said on Twitter.

She also thanked Sen. Ben Sasse, Nebraska Republican and a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, for speaking out about the case. Mr. Sasse has asked the Justice Department to investigate its treatment of the wealthy serial pedophile.

Epstein’s lawyers got an extremely favorable deal in 2007 from Mr. Acosta, the prosecutor at the time, who agreed to allow him to serve a short sentence in the county prison and obtain daily work-release for up to 12 hours per day.

• Dave Boyer can be reached at dboyer@washingtontimes.com.

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