Issa: Perez, Under Congressional Investigation, a ‘Bad Choice’

by Katrina Trinko

House Oversight Committee chairman Darrell Issa (R., Calif.), who has helped lead the congressional investigation against Obama labor secretary nominee Thomas Perez, expressed concerns over his nomination today.

“We’re going to make our comments on the number of areas of concern to the senators in hopes that they’ll clear up some of the obvious problems: His lack of candor in his testimony, his failure to enforce civil-rights against voter intimidation, and of course the St. Paul situation where he traded off over $180 million dollars of the taxpayers’ money for what appears to be an ideological bent,” Issa tells National Review in a brief interview this morning.

He adds that Perez is a “bad choice” to be President Obama’s nominee, considering the “concerns” he listed. “Then again,” Issa says, “I haven’t been too keen on most of his appointments.”

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