Tom's Work On: Editorials

Baltimore Sun Editorial Defends Perez

An editorial in the Baltimore Sun defended Thomas Perez against the “flimsy” attacks of critics.

“What Republicans are really upset about in the nomination of Mr. Perez is that he worked hard to enforce voting rights laws at a time when GOP officials in states across the country were seeking to make it harder for people — particularly the poor and minorities — to register and vote. They don’t like that as labor secretary in Maryland, he stood against predatory lending practices and in favor of enforcing fair pay laws. And many can’t stomach his record of treating immigrants — legal or not — as human beings. Mr. Perez is energetic and smart, with clear eyes and a good heart. He’s exactly the kind of person America’s workers need looking out for them.”

Read the full editorial here.

Buffalo News Editorial Backs Perez

The Buffalo News editorial board says that Thomas Perez has “empowered the powerless.”

“As soon as President Obama announced his choice for labor secretary, it became clear that Snyder native Thomas E. Perez had become the latest target of today’s toxic political environment.

“Indeed, it’s going to be a bumpy ride, as News Washington bureau chief Jerry Zremski reported. But Perez, who has fought more than his share of battles representing the downtrodden and disenfranchised, will surely be up to the tough task ahead.”

Read the full editorial here.