Acosta announced his resignation amid controversy over his handling of a sexual abuse case against businessman Epstein.
Labor Secretary Alex Acosta came under intense scrutiny for a lenient plea deal he had given Jeffrey Epstein – charged with sexually abusing underage girls – in Florida just over a decade ago.
Leading Democratic presidential candidates Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren, as well as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, had demanded that Acosta quit.
Al Jazeera reports.
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