Grijalva Asks Trump To Dump NOAA Nominee Amid Harassment Settlement News

"A top democratic House lawmaker is calling on a Trump nominee to be removed from consideration after reports that he was involved in a discrimination and sexual harassment settlement at his former company.

Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-Ariz.), chairman of the House Natural Resources committee, sent a letter to President Trump Wednesday asking him to withdraw the nomination of Barry Myers to head the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

Myers is the former chief executive of weather forecasting company AccuWeather, which in June agreed to pay a reported $290,000 settlement to women at the company as part of a deal that said they were subjected to “sexual harassment and a hostile work environment.”"

Miranda Green reports for The Hill February 13, 2019.

Source: The Hill, 02/14/2019