WATCH: Alex Acosta defends Jeffrey Epstein plea deal in 2017, 2018 hearings

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In two separate hearings in 2017 and 2018, Labor Secretary Alex Acosta defended his handling of sex offender Jeffrey Epstein's 2008 plea deal, which has been criticized for being too lenient. Following Epstein's 2019 arrest by the Southern District of New York, Democrats are calling for Acosta to resign.