Michelle Malkin kindly quoted me in her column today on the radical, prevaricating Thomas Perez, the apparent nominee-in-waiting to be Labor Secretary — but her column was more concise and devastating than mine. She covers territory I didn’t, especially Perez’ longest-standing hard-left obsession, namely the elimination of all enforcement of laws against illegal aliens and the provision of as many taxpayer (and other) benefits to those aliens as possible.
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.
Meanwhile, with yesterday’s release of the Inspector General report that effectively made mincemeat of Perez’ incompetent (or worse) management of the Civil Rights Division in the Department of Justice, former DoJ whistleblower J. Christian Adams reports, via sources, that Perez’ reaction within the department was far different than his public pledge to crack down hard against the manifold abuses described in the IG report. (Note: As every accusation made by Adams in his testimony to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights and in his book Injustice has now effectively been validated by the IG report, Adams has proved again that he and his sources are to be trusted about the internal proceedings in Perez’ den of vipers.) Specifically, Adams reports that in yesterday’s departmental meeting in response to the IG report, Perez “didn’t become animated or upset at the perjury detailed in the report, or the racial harassment of black interns. Indeed, most of the guilty parties still get federal paychecks. Instead, Perez was upset there were leaks in the Voting Section that portrayed his tenure in a negative light.”
Senators, take note: As a few of my young nephews or nieces might say, Perez is a bad, bad man.