Today, Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), the top Democrat on the Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice, spoke in support of Tom Perez and his strong record of reform and leadership at the helm of the United States Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division. At a Judiciary hearing entitled, "Mismanagement at the Civil Right Division of the Department of Justice," Nadler disputed the hearing title and defended the work of Perez and his Division.
"Assistant Attorney General Perez has worked quickly and effectively to address the wrongs that he inherited when he took the helm of the Civil Rights Division," said Nadler. "He should be thanked for his service and we should all look forward to his stewardship as Secretary of Labor. As to the Civil Rights Division, this Committee should stop chasing the unsubstantiated allegations of political activists whose prior claims repeatedly have been proven false only after the expenditure of tremendous resources and taxpayer dollars. It is long past time to end the smear campaign against the Obama Administration's Civil Rights Division and allow its devoted employees to spend their full time and energy enforcing this nation's laws."