In a confirmation hearing on Thursday, Sen. Mitt Romney (R–Utah) pressed Julie Su – the current Deputy Labor Secretary and former head of California’s Labor Department – over the Golden State’s $31 billion loss via unemployment fraud schemes during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Su has come under fire from Senate Republicans and Democrats for her handling of Federal coronavirus relief funds during her time in the Newsom administration.
Watch the exchange:
Julie Su not only lacks the experience and competency to serve as Secretary of Labor, but she carries a record of gross mismanagement of taxpayer dollars. Under her watch, California sent out $31 billion in fraudulent unemployment benefits! Her nomination makes no sense at all. pic.twitter.com/VszUcrWC63— Senator Mitt Romney (@SenatorRomney) April 20, 2023