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05.16.2013 0

Marsha Blackburn and Nathan Mehrens Call for More Scrutiny before Perez Confirmation Vote

Recently, Nathan Mehrens has described Thomas Perez as being too radical for the Department of Labor.  Yesterday, Marsha Blackburn and Nathan Mehrens called on Sen. Alexander to closely scrutinize Thomas Perez before confirming him as the next Secretary of Labor.

There’s an old adage that personnel is policy and that no man is above the law.

That’s why President Barack Obama’s nomination of Thomas Perez, a man who has routinely undermined the rule of law to advance his own political agenda over the country’s best interest, to be our nation’s next secretary of labor is so troubling and why his nomination deserves closer scrutiny.

The U.S. Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions is holding a hearing on the Perez nomination Thursday. U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee is the ranking Republican on the committee.

Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky has called Perez “a committed ideologue who appears willing, quite frankly, to say or do anything to achieve his ideological ends. … His 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 so if he were confirmed.”

In light of the growing scandals involving the IRS targeting conservative organizations and the accounts about how the Justice Department monitored Associated Press phone lines without users’ knowledge in possible violation of the First Amendment, we can ill afford to insert another blatant political activist in a high-level cabinet position in our government. Evidence of Perez’s disregard for the rule of law is rife throughout his career.

Finish the story for the rest of the details of Perez’s radical views.

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