Friday, May 24, 2013

Labor nominee Perez versus the rule of law

By Rick Manning

The idea that no man is above the law stands as one of the fundamental tenets of our nation.  The simple concept that the United States is a nation of laws and not men or women has been at the heart of equal protection under the law whether one is the President of the United States or a ranch hand living just outside Cheyenne, Wyoming.  President Obama’s nomination of Thomas Perez to become our nation’s next Secretary of Labor flies in the face of this basic principle.  Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell from Kentucky says that Mr. Perez has a, “…willingness, time and again, to bend or ignore the law and to misstate the facts in order to advance his far-left ideology lead me and others to conclude that he’d continue to do if he were confirmed.”….. The Inspector General of the Justice Department reports that Perez failed to testify truthfully before the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights three years ago regarding the 2008 voter intimidation case involving the New Black Panther Party.To Read More…
 

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