Forrest Gump apologized when he interrupted a “Black Panther party,” but U.S. President Barack Obama’s rumored nominee to lead the U.S. Department of Labor during his second term is accused of covering up the racist organization’s voter intimidation efforts.
Thomas Perez, head of the U.S. Department of Justice (USDOJ)’s civil rights division, has a “Black Panther Problem” according to Americans for Limited Government, one of the nation’s preeminent appointment watchdogs.
The group contends Perez was less than truthful “in responding to allegations that political operatives were involved in the decision to not prosecute two New Black Panther Party leaders on voter intimidation charges leveled after the 2008 election.”
In fact is leader, Bill Wilson, takes that charge one step further …
“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,” said Wilson. “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.”
Wilson’s group added that Perez would likely face a “difficult confirmation process.”
If Perez indeed lied about the decision not to prosecute the Black Panthers then he has a serious problem – irrespective of what you think of that decision.
Let’s just hope that pro-Obama U.S. Senators like John McCain (RINO-Arizona) and Lindsey Graham (RINO-S.C.) don’t roll over and play dead in the event Obama has the audacity to nominate this guy …