Nancy Pelosi: Labor Sec Must Resign Over Epstein Deal

The Washington Post reports:

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Monday night became the highest-profile lawmaker to call for the resignation of Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta, citing his handling as a U.S. attorney of an earlier case against Jeffrey Epstein that resulted in a minimal sentence.

Pelosi’s call for Acosta to “step down” followed Monday’s indictment of the billionaire financier on sex trafficking charges involving underage girls.

The indictment renewed focus on a plea deal negotiated in 2007 that led to two felony solicitation charges and 13 months in county jail for Epstein at a time when he had been facing the possibility of life in prison.