Donald Trump's attempt to finish stocking his Cabinet hit a snag today as Andrew Puzder, the CEO of Hardee's and Carl's Jr. and Trump's pick for Labor Secretary, announced he was withdrawing back to the private sector.

Puzder withdrew from consideration after Politico revealed a tape of his ex-wife, Lisa Fierstein, on Oprah Winfrey's show in 1990 in which she discussed Puzder assaulting her and vowing revenge on her for going public. In the tape, Fierstein tells Winfrey that Puzder told her "I will see you in the gutter. This will never be over. You will pay for this,” after she went public with her claims of domestic abuse.

Despite the fact that he was the CEO of a huge corporation, talked about replacing troublesome human employees with robots and oversaw an empire accused of wage theft, sexual harassment and safety violations, Puzder wound up not being a slam dunk for Republican support.

The above qualifications for a Labor Secretary under Donald Trump aside, Puzder was an advocate for immigration, which put him at odds with a party that wants to limit even legal immigration. Of course, even in that instance, Puzder saw immigrants as people who were just happy to have a job, according to comments he made to an audience at an American Enterprise Institute breakfast. It also came to light that Puzder had hired an undocumented immigrant as a maid, which didn't endear him to Republicans.

In addition to presumably picking up no Democratic votes, a report in the Washington Post today indicated that as many as 12 Republican senators were planning on voting against Puzder's confirmation if his nomination to come to a floor vote.

Puzder issued a statement confirming that he was stepping down, in which he said that he made his decision "after careful considerations and discussions" with his family.

One source told CBS, in an incredibly poor choice of words, that he thought Puzder would bow out because he was "very tired of the abuse." President Trump has yet to post any tweets on the matter, but at least one person out there is already thinking about a bold nomination he can put forward to recover from this setback.