Trump’s Department of Labor to be led by sweatshop defender after Alex Acosta steps down
Donald Trump (AFP / SAUL LOEB)

After cabinet Secretary Alex Acosta resigned in disgrace on Friday, the Department of Labor will now be led by an acting director who was a former lobbyist for Jack Abramoff, MSNBC's Chris Hayes reported.

Patrick Pizzella worked for Abramoff before his boss went to jail, working on to defend the "sweatshop" conditions in the Northern Marianas Islands.

The change in leadership at the department effectively means that Trump comes as Alex Acosta steps down.

The Department of Labor is tasked with stopping sex trafficking and sweatshops.