President Obama's nominee for Labor Secretary, radical and former Department of Justice Assistant Attorney General Tom Perez, has been confirmed by the Senate after months of serious questions surrounding his record.
The confirmation comes after a recent Inspector General report showed gross mismanagement, abuse and intimidation by Perez toward attorneys inside the Department of Justice. In particular, the complaints are in relation to the New Black Panther Party voter intimidation case.
Served in the Department of Justice (DOJ) during the Bill Clinton administration
Was appointed by President Barack Obama to be Assistant Attorney General for the DOJ's Civil Rights Division
Greatly expanded DOJ's prosecution of alleged hate crimes, which he depicts as a predominantly white-on-black phenomenon
Views “disparate impact”—i.e., instances where particular policies affect whites and nonwhites unequally—as prima facie evidence of discrimination
Led the 2010 fight against an Arizona law deputizing state police to check the immigration status of any criminal suspects who they believed might be in the U.S. illegally
Led a 2011 DOJ lawsuit against an Alabama immigration law similar to Arizona's 2010 law
Depicts America as a nation rife with injustice against groups such as women, nonwhite minorities, and immigrants
Characterizes opponents of immigration reform as racists
Contends that Voter ID laws discriminate against minority voters
According to the American Spectator, "Perez has overseen most of the unprecedentedly naked politicization of DOJ’s Civil Rights Division."
Perez, at times speaking in his parents’ native Spanish, said he looked forward to working with organized labor, the business community, and grassroots organizations to make progress on the economy.
Originally posted by kimar
This guy sounds great! If more people who were like him were in government, America would be a much better place,