The Senate confirmed Thomas Perez as labor secretary on Thursday in a party line vote, 54-46. This came as a result of RINO sellouts cutting a deal with Democrat senators this week, in which they would stand down from a filibuster.
The Washington Post reports:
Republicans objected to Perez’s nomination by citing his tenure as head of the Justice Department’s civil rights division. They have accused Perez of improper involvement in a whistleblower case in St. Paul, Minn.
On Wednesday, the Senate voted to move forward with a vote on Perez, with his nomination getting just enough votes — 60 — to move forward.
Perez, a known radical and former Justice Department Assistant Attorney General, was one that appeared to have perjured himself back during sworn testimony before Congress.
A US District Court had ruled that the DOJ lied and politicized the New Black Panther Party case involving voter intimidation. Perez was at the center of the fiasco.
If you recall, back in August of 2012 Perez refused to affirm First Amendment Rights when he was directly questioned about it four times. This is why many believed that the administration is orchestrating itself to setup Sharia law and why we have seen the likes of Federal attorney Bill Killian talked about punishing those, with the hand of the federal government, who speak evil of Islam on social media.
Perez also has been an advocate for distributing welfare goodies to illegal immigrants for years. Michelle Malkin recounts:
During the Clinton years, Perez worked at the Justice Department to establish a “Worker Exploitation Task Force” to enhance working conditions for … illegal alien workers. While holding down his government position, Perez volunteered for Casa de Maryland. This notorious illegal alien advocacy group is funded through a combination of taxpayer-subsidized grants (totaling $5 million in 2010 alone from Maryland and local governments) and radical liberal philanthropy, including billionaire George Soros’ Open Society Institute.
That’s in addition to more than $1 million showered on the group by freshly departed Venezuelan thug Hugo Chavez’s regime-owned oil company, CITGO.
As I’ve reported previously, Perez rose from Casa de Maryland volunteer to president of the group’s board of directors. Under the guise of enhancing the “multicultural” experience, he crusaded for an ever-expanding set of illegal alien benefits, from in-state tuition discounts for illegal alien students to driver’s licenses and tax-subsidized day labor centers. Casa de Maryland opposes enforcement of deportation orders, has protested post-9/11 coordination of local, state and national criminal databases, and produced a “know your rights” propaganda pamphlet for illegal aliens that depicted federal immigration agents as armed bullies making babies cry.
Now, it looks like he’ll be the head of HUD as well, where he will continue to push a racist agenda.
Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) was one who voted against the confirmation of Perez, saying that he lacks respect for the rule of law. “I am disappointed in the Senate’s vote to confirm Thomas Perez as Secretary of Labor,” said the Texas senator. “Mr. Perez’s record indicates a lack of respect for the rule of law in his efforts to reach a misguided definition of ‘justice.’ From his uncooperative and questionably ethical handling of cases involving housing discrimination law in St. Paul, MN, to recent whistleblower reports accusing him of substantial misconduct at his previous role at the Department of Justice, Mr. Perez has not proved himself capable of carrying out the duties of this position.”
“I cannot support a nominee who allows the government to favor equality of outcome versus equality of opportunity, and so I voted against his confirmation,” he concluded.
Well, I’m glad to see there are still men standing on their principles. Perhaps we can get others to join Senator Cruz in the future and begin removing the turncoats who claim they are acting in the service of our country, while they sell us out to the enemy.Don't forget to Like Freedom Outpost on Facebook and Twitter, and follow our friends at RepublicanLegion.com on Instagram.