Filibuster Perez

Republican Senators yesterday preserved for the moment their right to filibuster – and, thereby, block – problematic presidential nominations.  Unfortunately, thanks to Senator John McCain’s subversive machinations, the price they apparently paid was their acquiescence to seven of President Obama’s pending appointments.

One of those most in need of filibustering is Thomas Perez for Secretary of Labor. He’s a radical leftist who has used his present Justice Department position to promote agendas including empowering Islamists and sabotaging prosecutions – supposedly to advance “civil rights.”

The latest examples of what should be behavior disqualifying Perez involve reported Justice Department efforts to stoke racial tensions in connection with the Trayvon Martin case.  Expect much worse at the Labor Department if Perez is promoted, not blocked, by Senate Republicans.

About Frank Gaffney, Jr.

Frank Gaffney is the Founder and Executive Chairman of the Center for Security Policy in Washington, D.C. Under Mr. Gaffney's leadership, the Center has been nationally and internationally recognized as a resource for timely, informed and penetrating analyses of foreign and defense policy matters. Mr. Gaffney formerly acted as the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy during the Reagan Administration, following four years of service as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear Forces and Arms Control Policy. Previously, he was a professional staff member on the Senate Armed Services Committee under the chairmanship of the late Senator John Tower, and a national security legislative aide to the late Senator Henry M. Jackson.