Ahead of Wilbur Ross’ nomination hearing in the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation Wednesday, American Bridge president Jessica Mackler released the following statement:
“Wilbur Ross has used every business opportunity he’s had to profit at the expense of the American people — firing workers and cutting employee benefits in order to line his own pockets. He built a vast international business empire by taking advantage of the American worker at every step of the way.
“Like Donald Trump, Ross would face countless conflicts of interest. As Commerce Secretary, he would oversee interactions with the steel industry where he made billions — and he could use his position to add even more to his profits.”
“Throughout his career, Ross has profited most when the American people lost. That won’t change when he’s commerce secretary.”
American Bridge’s research and video on Wilbur Ross is available at www.RiggedCabinet.com. Follow @American_Bridge for rapid response updates during the hearing.
Published: Jan 17, 2017