Embattled Labor Secretary Alex Acosta has agreed to step down over the fallout from the controversial ultra-lenient plea deal he oversaw for convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.
“I have decided to resign on terms I personally negotiated for myself.”
Acosta’s resignation will involve him getting paid the same as he was before, and he will be allowed to go into the office for up to 12 hours a day six days a week.
“Ironically I will be working even longer hours for the Department of Labor if I choose as a consequence of my retirement.”
Just as other former Labor Secretaries are allowed to keep a memento of their time in Cabinet, so too will Acosta be afforded that privilidge.
“In my case my memento will be remaining in Cabinet, as the Secretary for Labor.”