March 13, 2013, Fairfax, VA—Americans for Limited Government President Bill Wilson today issued the following statement in opposition to Obama's likely nominee to head the Labor Department Thomas Perez:
"President Obama's likely nominee for Labor Secretary Thomas Perez's attempted cover up of the involvement of Obama political appointees in the New Black Panther Party voter intimidation case makes him unfit to serve in any further capacity in this or any other Administration.
"Perez knowingly lied to the U.S. Civil Rights Commission when he insisted under questioning that political appointees were not involved in overturning the decision to not to prosecute two New Black Panther Party leaders who were caught on camera threatening voters at a Philadelphia polling place.
"Even U.S. District Court Judge Reggie Walton found in Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of Justice that documents in the case, 'appear to contradict Assistant Attorney General Perez' testimony that political leadership was not involved in that decision.'
"It is shocking that Obama would consider appointing someone who should be prosecuted for perjury rather than promoted to Labor Secretary.
"Sadly, that Perez is even being considered to be the nominee reveals a great deal about Obama's arrogance and utter disregard for the constitutional advice and consent process that he would even consider, let alone offer up, someone as unfit as Perez .
"If it is left to the Senate, they must do their constitutional duty and reject Perez. At a time when our nation is in a jobs crisis, the public has a right to demand better than a political hack who has proven that he is willing to do or say anything regardless of truth."
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