RSC Letter Opposing Asst Atty Gen Perez's Nomination to be Labor Sec Circulating on Capitol Hill
The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) could hold a hearing as early as this week on Obama's highly controversial nomination of Assistant Attorney General Thomas Perez to be Secretary of Labor.
While Senator David Vitter, (R-LA) has vowed to block the nomination, the Republican Study Committee Chairman Steve Scalise is sending a letter urging other Senate Republicans to oppose this nomination, as it is yet another example of the President putting politics over good public policy. Mr. Perez has accumulated an alarming record of abuse of power, including:
1. A DOJ Inspector General report describing the division that Mr. Perez leads as "politically charged" and "polarizing" with a "dysfunctional management chain" and an "increasing backlog."
2. Frivolous lawsuits which have been characterized by judges as "perhaps...grossly negligent" and cost taxpayers millions of dollars, including costly settlements to injured parties.
3. A history of bullying states that seek to protect the integrity of their voting system.
4. Working for an organization which trains illegal aliens on methods to avoid arrest.
(Entire RSC Letter Opposing Thomas Perez for Labor Secretary pdf: View Download)
As the American economy struggles under the weight of the Obama Regime, can we afford to have Thomas Perez in charge of the Labor Department?
So far, co-signers of the letter include only Reps. Scalise, Blackburn, Flores, Franks, Gowdy, Griffin, Kelly, LaMalfa, McClintock, Pearce, Perry, Southerland, Stutzman, and Yoho. If your Republican Rep hasn't yet co-signed, you might want to send their office a friendly email urging them to do so. The letter closes for signatures at the conclusion of the April 17 RSC Member Meeting.
See Also the damning Interim Report, Race Neutral Enforcement of the Law?
The U.S. Department of Justice and the New Black Panther Party Litigation.
And Michelle Malkin's run down of Perez's radical background on Hannity, about a month ago: