A new revelation of tax troubles could trip up the already wobbly nomination of Rep. Hilda Solis, D-El Monte, to be Secretary of Labor. USA Today discovered that on Wednesday Solis' husband paid about $6,400 in back taxes to settle a lien on his auto repair business. On Thursday, a vote on her nomination was put on hold. White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said Solis remains the president's choice for the job.
Were Solis to withdraw her name, a whole host of California politicians would be stuck doing the jobs they were recently elected to do.