Republican Texas Sen. Ted Cruz dodged questions multiple times Tuesday about whether Secretary of Labor Alex Acosta should resign from office.
The Texas senator spoke on Fox News about Acosta’s involvement in a 2008 plea deal that helped financier Jeffrey Epstein avoid federal charges involving the alleged sexual abuse of dozens of teenage girls, according to CBS News. The U.S. attorney’s office in Manhattan charged Epstein with sex-trafficking minors.
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Though Cruz emphasized that Epstein must be vigorously prosecuted, he dodged answering whether Acosta should resign several times.