Watch: Labor Secretary Acosta defends role in Epstein case

Alex Acosta, nominee for Secretary of Labor, testifies during his Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions confirmation hearing in Dirksen Building, March 22, 2017. Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call

On Wednesday, Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta defended the handling of the 2007 Jeffrey Epstein case. Acosta has come under fire for a plea deal he handled for the wealthy financier on sex crimes in Florida.



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