Video: Rep Darrell Issa on Oversight Investigation of Labor Nominee Perez Over Role in St. Paul Quid-Pro-Quo

Today, Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa appeared on Fox News’ America Live with Megyn Kelly to discuss the Obama’s controversial nomination of Tom Perez to the Labor Department.

The Oversight Committee has been investigating Mr. Perez’s role in the dismissal of a Supreme Court case as highlighted in the Wall Street Journal’s Editorial today, “The Talented Mr. Perez, How Obama’s Labor nominee muscled a city to drop a Supreme Court case”.

President Obama nominated Thomas Perez on Monday to run the Labor Department, praising him as “a consensus-builder” who passed the nation’s “first statewide living-wage law” in Maryland. That isn’t his only talent. 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.

At the beginning of the segment, Issa  briefly also discussed the Benghazi witnesses, being hidden by the Obama administration, saying, “the fact is, every time we interview people who were there, we find that the stories that were told to us publicly, and the stories these individuals tell us privately are always different.”



3 thoughts on “Video: Rep Darrell Issa on Oversight Investigation of Labor Nominee Perez Over Role in St. Paul Quid-Pro-Quo

  1. Of course Mr. Obama wants Perez to be an integral part of his administration. He’s a sleaze bucket just like the rest of the administration, from the Liar-in-Chief and his sidekick Thunderthighs clear on down to the poor WH tour guides that are out of jobs for the moment.


  2. Until this guy [Issa] starts producing and backing up some of the bluster that he is now famous for, he has no credability with me. He spent months during his Benghazi and Fast & Furious investigations making all sorts of promises and still hasn’t produced any results. The dims and this administration is jerking his chain left and right and running circles around him and his investigators. Even Holder managed to make him look like a idiot over Fast & Furious.

    The only person who has benefited out of either of these investigations is Lindsey Lohan Graham, he managed to latch onto tons of political fodder that should carry him through November and another six years in the Senate. Start nailing some people Darrell, to date “nobody” has been held accountable for either fiasco. Maybe then I’ll start paying attention.


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