Thomas Perez Should Be Blocked

Panther-case scofflaw merits no cabinet post.

Quin Hillyer
The American Spectator

If President Obama thinks he can get away with appointing an obvious prevaricator to be Secretary of Labor – and a radical, race-baiting one at that – he has lost all touch with reality. Even a group as confused and fractious as the caucus of Senate Republicans is sure to find the collective backbone to block the (expected) appointment of Thomas Perez.

As I described in detail last August, Perez is one of the most loathsome figures in the thoroughly loathsome political ranks of Obama’s Justice Department.

He has led the administration’s racial scaremongering against voter ID laws, but got smacked down hard by the U.S. District Court for the D.C. Circuit, so that elections in South Carolina this week will go ahead with the law in effect. (This wasn’t a partisan decision: The unanimous three-judge panel included Clinton appointee Colleen Kollar-Kotelly.)…

…Perez has overseen most of the unprecedentedly naked politicization of DoJ’s Civil Rights Division, as detailed in an exhaustive series of reports at PJ Media. In short, of 113 “career” (meaning supposedly apolitical) civil-service hires for the Civil Rights Division under Obama and (mostly) Perez, every one of those 113 were demonstrably liberal activists. (The New York Times effectively confirmed this report: “None of the new hires listed conservative organizations.”) In fact, many of them hailed from backgrounds with outfits such as the “Intersex Society of North America,” or wrote essays about “Genital Normalizing Surgery on Intersexed Infants,” or fiercely advocated the “rights” of prisoners in Arizona to perform Hawaiian chants and rituals. Since Dec. 3, 2009, Perez has insisted on personally approving each of these new hires…

…Long before Perez started working for the Obama Justice Department, he had developed a record as a radical’s radical…

…Thomas Perez has a record of dishonesty, radical leftism, legal hackery, and contempt in some cases for the rule of law itself. This man has no business heading a major Cabinet Department; instead, he should be swiftly cashiered from all federal government service.


Read the entire article at The American Spectator.

Related: Questions for Obama’s Interior, Energy and EPA nominees: Are the nominees really “more mainstream” — or anti-hydrocarbon “team players”?

…one wonders what the President really expects from his new nominees. To date he has been like a wily poker player, signaling in one direction, then laying down cards no one thought he would dare pull out of his sleeve. After declaring war on coal in his first administration, are we really to believe the new Interior Secretary nominee supports domestic coal mining? Or the Energy Secretary nominee? And surely not the EPA designee?…

Update: SEC nominee White promises “unrelenting” enforcement at SEC. Former prosecutor, nominated to head agency that polices Wall Street, says she’ll get tough

Hmm. We’ve heard this before, but then Obama doesn’t need those campaign contributions any more.

Update 2:  MARK LEVIN SHOW: J. Christian Adams on the damning IG report on dysfunction and racism in DOJ

J. Christian Adams explains the new Inspector General’s report out today on the DOJ. And it’s really bad, especially if you work there and don’t agree with the leadership or you are a Christian…


Also, Inspector General Report on Racialist Dysfunction inside DOJ


Comments are closed.