Issa on Labor nominee: This president picks people because they support his ideology over the rule of law

posted at 5:21 pm on March 19, 2013 by Erika Johnsen

Oh, yeah — this guy is definitely gonna’ be getting some pushback. House Oversight and Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa breaks it down, via the WFB:

You remember, he flew to St. Paul to make this deal. He basically paid a $180 million bribe by causing these cases to collapse. He failed to protect the individuals who had valid claims. And Megyn, back to the important part: If in fact the city of St. Paul and other cities around America are not guilty of discrimination, they’re trying to do their job, they’ve created an open environment, and environment envisioned in our Constitution, but they’re finding themselves falling, if you will, back on this whole question of, ‘You’ve got to hit certain numbers, you’ve got to force the numbers,’ that was a very legitimate question for the Supreme Court. And again, this is a president who picks people to promote because they support his ideology rather than the rule of law.

Senators Grassley and Vitter have already raised red flags about Thomas Perez’s nomination for the Secretary of Labor position because of his sketchy involvement in this and several other cases, and Vitter vowed to block the process without some answers; as Issa describes, what look an awful lot like repeated refusals to fully and faithfully fulfill his job duties for the sake of political gain are seriously suspect (but then, his bosses are Eric Holder and Barack Obama, so… yeah).

Here’s the WSJ piece to which Megyn Kelly refers; read on for the opprobrious details:

Consider how Mr. Perez worked behind the scenes to undermine two civil cases against the City of St. Paul in order to stop a Supreme Court case that might have repudiated his discrimination enforcement theories.

These columns first reported on the curious St. Paul episode in February 2012 (“Squeezed in St. Paul”), after the Minnesota city withdrew a case that it had spent almost a decade litigating and that the U.S. Supreme Court had already agreed to hear. We’ve since learned more about how it happened, and we’ve seen emails that illustrate the strong-arm role played by Mr. Perez in his current job as head of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division. It’s a story of how political muscle undermined the rule of law. …


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Red flags are always raised about the Libtard wackos Barry0 nominates, but all of them manage to slither on into the position anyway.

Slainte on March 19, 2013 at 5:24 PM

” It’s a story of how political muscle undermined the rule of law. …”

That’s how the history books are going to start when writing about the Obowma era…

Seven Percent Solution on March 19, 2013 at 5:25 PM

Obama names strong-arm racist thug to cabinet post.

In other news, NASA reports that a $532 million dollar government funded 20 year-long longitudinal research project reveals water really is wet.

Lily on March 19, 2013 at 5:27 PM

Bama loves him some controversial appointments. This routine is old and moss covered.

LetsBfrank on March 19, 2013 at 5:28 PM

Where has Issa been lately anyway ?

Did someone, get to him ?

FlaMurph on March 19, 2013 at 5:34 PM

…….and the gop will rollover for this President.

sadly, dumber than a bucket of Possum crap……….the gop.

PappyD61 on March 19, 2013 at 5:36 PM

7%- nope. Remember who writes those history books.

wolly4321 on March 19, 2013 at 5:39 PM

Never fear…..Issa is on it……which means absolutely nothing. Perez confirmed….in 3…2…1

dddave on March 19, 2013 at 5:48 PM

Issa is sound and fury signifying nothing.

But good interview by Kelly. Perez is a creep.

rrpjr on March 19, 2013 at 5:55 PM

Never fear…..Issa is on it……which means absolutely nothing. Perez confirmed….in 3…2…1

dddave on March 19, 2013 at 5:48 PM

The House doesn’t have any say in the confirmation process.

Resist We Much on March 19, 2013 at 5:56 PM

Issa on Labor nominee: This president picks people because they support his ideology over the rule of law

Thanks for pointing out that the sky is blue, Rep. Issa.

After Eric Holder and Fast & Furious — murders in which you now share some culpability owing to failure to do your Constitutionally-sworn duty — this unfortunately is not news …

ShainS on March 19, 2013 at 6:06 PM

we’ve seen emails that illustrate the strong-arm role played by Mr. Perez in his current job as head of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division

A division where Rights mean Black Rights.

BacaDog on March 19, 2013 at 6:29 PM

Exhibit One is the bum Eric Holder.

slickwillie2001 on March 19, 2013 at 6:42 PM

Blah blah blah blah. This is another bad guy, appointed by Odumbo, that will be confirmed.

ORconservative on March 19, 2013 at 6:43 PM

This president picks people because they support his ideology over the rule of law

Truer words were never spoken.

petefrt on March 19, 2013 at 6:50 PM

I emailed every Rep Senator last night re Perez.tonite I will do the Dems(fat lot of good it will do , but I am doing it anyway.) and also the House members.

Xango Annie on March 19, 2013 at 6:50 PM

It’s a story of how political muscle undermined the rule of law.

From the Chicago crew? I’m shocked, shocked I tell you!

Elections have consequences.

jnelchef on March 19, 2013 at 8:15 PM

Issa on Labor nominee: This president picks people because they support his ideology over the rule of law

…and?…you are going to do what…beside talk?…AGAIN!

KOOLAID2 on March 19, 2013 at 9:15 PM

Issa on Labor nominee: This president picks people because they support his ideology over the rule of law

The way things are going, even Conservatives may be reluctant to follow “the rule of law”.

Dr. ZhivBlago on March 20, 2013 at 12:29 AM