Hector Sanchez, Chair of the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda, published an op ed in today’s Politico calling on the Senate to confirm Tom Perez as Labor Secretary without any further delay.
The piece calls out the frivolous accusations that Republicans have lobbed to stall confirmation, stating “despite Perez’s distinguished career of public service, some in Congress are intent on tarnishing his name with accusations that don’t stand up to the light of day…These accusations are so absurd they would be funny if it weren’t for the fact that they’re holding up the confirmation of a distinguished nominee.”
“Using additional frivolous tactics like requests for information would simply be a filibuster by another name. Some senators will never want to vote for Perez and that’s their right. But they should not stand in the way of letting the rest of the Senate hold an up-or-down vote on his nomination.”