May 8, 2013, Fairfax, VA—Americans for Limited Government General Counsel Nathan Mehrens today issued the following statement urging Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell to wage a filibuster against Obama’s choice to head the Labor Department, Thomas Perez:
“It is encouraging that Senator McConnell has weighed in so heavily in opposition to Mr. Perez’ nomination saying in a release today that Perez is 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 to another, and much more consequential, position of public trust.’ We agree.
“There is simply no place in any Administration for a Cabinet official who has demonstrated total disregard for both the law and the Congress. Americans for Limited Government thanks Senator McConnell for his strong statement and urges him to use all the powers of his office including the filibuster, if necessary, to lead the Senate in rejecting Thomas Perez as the next Secretary of Labor.”
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