“We need a Secretary of Labor who fights to create jobs for American workers, not one that undermines legal work requirements. It is plain that if the policies of Mr. Perez were to be enacted, jobs for Americans would be harder to come by and wages lower. He is the wrong man for this job.” Senator Jeff Sessions
Obama said Perez was someone who is committed to championing important causes on behalf of labor and to protecting the rights of immigrants [illegal aliens]. Obama also said Perez would be a point person in advocating for a rise in the minimum wage.
But at least 40 members of the House disagreed and took the initiative to outline Perez’s wrongdoing in a letter to the Senate urging wider opposition. Accused of serial lying and cover-ups, Perez was the subject–not just of a House probe–but a scathing Inspector General report.
Perez traded away the potential windfall in a lawsuit in order to get the city of St. Paul, Minn., to drop a Supreme Court case that Perez feared could undermine a legal theory widely used to enforce civil rights laws that advanced his [and Obama’s] own personal political agenda.
According to Senator Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, this case which could have returned up to $200 million to taxpayers, was a quid pro quo engineered by Perez “to prevent the Supreme Court from issuing a ruling that Perez feared would strike down the ‘disparate impact’ theory used to press claims of racial discrimination.
Perez testified under oath in May of 2010, and later before Congress, that he was totally unaware of a problem among Justice Department staff or that they opposed civil rights cases to protect white victims from black defendants.
In March 2013, the Inspector General of the Department of Justice issued a highly critical review of the Voting Section under Mr. Perez’s control citing the “politically charged atmosphere and polarization within the Voting Section, increasing backlog of requests, and the dysfunctional management chain” under Mr. Perez. They also stated that his handling of the New Black Panther Party case “risked undermining confidence in the non-ideological enforcement of the voting rights laws.
Perez and the Office of Civil Rights Division has been praised by pro-abortion organizations for increasing the number of prosecutions for supposed Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances (FACE) violations, a statute commonly used to bully the First Amendment Rights of abortion clinic protestors. One such suit in Florida was dismissed and called “negligent” and “grossly neglect” by a federal judge who was “at a loss as to why the government chose to prosecute” the case.
As Assistant Attorney General, Perez filed a lawsuit against the N.Y. City Fire Department designed to force them to hire less-qualified applicants solely on the basis of race. On April 23, 2012, Perez sued the City of Jacksonville, Florida, claiming that its use of written tests to determine promotions in the fire department had “resulted in a disparate impact upon black candidates,” who registered passing grades at significantly lower rates than white counterparts.
Also in 2012, Perez challenged both Texas’ and Arizona’s efforts to protect against election fraud. The challenge to Arizona’s voter ID law was tossed out by the 9 th Circuit Court of Appeals for failing to demonstrate unequal treatment. He also lost a case against South Carolina over a state law requiring voters to show id that cost South Carolina $3.5 million to successfully defend.
He championed “hate crime” legislation that extends special protections for “sexual orientation.” Perez twisted the rule of law to bring a lawsuit against Mowhawk Central School District in New York to ensure 8th grade students can dress in drag. The lawsuit rewrote federal law to include “gender identity perception,” forcing Mowhawk to allow male children to dress in mini-skirts, stilettos and pink wigs.
Under Perez, the DOJ has hired lawyers with ties to far left civil rights organizations such as the ACLU and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, despite DOJ’s Reasonable Accommodation Statement requiring the department be an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on basis of “political affiliation.
Prior to becoming an Assistant AG, Perez worked for Casa de Maryland, a George Soros advocacy group that trains illegal aliens on how to avoid capture and also promoted illegal labor sites and driver’s licenses for illegal immigrants.
As a councilman in 2003, Mr. Perez advocated for allowing illegal immigrants to be able to use foreign identification, i.e. matricula cards, in place of valid U.S. ID to work and to be able to receive public services such as food stamps, housing assistance, etc.
In 2005 Perez served as a trustee and an action-fund member of the Center for American Progress, another George Soros funded group.
In 2008 Perez worked on Obama’s presidential campaign and then served on the transition team. and in 2009 was nominated and confirmed for his present post at the DOJ. .
Upon taking office, Perez stated that the Civil Rights Division’s mission was to help those Americans who were “living in the shadows,” a reference not only to illegal aliens but also to “our Muslim-American brothers and sisters subject to post 9/11 backlash; communities of color disproportionately affected by the subprime meltdown; LGBT brothers and sisters, forced to confront discrimination; and all too many children lacking quality education.”
Perez pledged to greatly expand DOJ’s prosecution of “alleged” hate crimes which he depicted as predominantly white on black phenomenon, making it clear that he viewed “disparate impact,” i.e. instances where particular employment or education related policies affect whites and non white in different ways, as prima facie proof of discrimination.
Will Republicans wave through this tainted Socialist nominee, much like they did Kerry? Make your voice heard on Thomas Perez by contacting your Senators and encourage them to vote NO on the President’s new Socialist Labor Secretary.