O'Donnell Perez Endorsement

Readers may wonder when the Maryland House of Delegates Republican Caucus will call House Republican Leader Tony O'Donnell to account for his letter endorsing Marylander Thomas Perez for Assistant Attorney General of the United States - - in a document suggesting that O'Donnell spoke for Maryland Republican delegates as a whole.

Maryland House of Delegates Republican Leader Tony O'Donnell undercut U.S. Senate leadership in the Perez confirmation battle. Notice how O'Donnell's endorsement is used on the Senate floor (see Congressional Record, both pages here) - - thus undercutting Republican floor manager senator Jeff Sessions arguments about Perez in Maryland here and here and here. On October 6, 2009, Perez was confirmed as Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division at the Department of Justice.

Here's what conservative lawyers are saying about Perez.

  • "Banks, Disparate Impact, and the Financial Meltdown"
    - - Roger Clegg on NRO
  • "Politicizing the Law: The Justice Department has sidelined an honest attorney for enforcing the law."
    - -Hans A. von Spakovsky on NRO
  • "More Transparency at the Justice Department"
    - - Roger Clegg on NRO
  • "Perez in Trouble: A DOJ lawyer smears his coworkers to cover up a politically motivated decision."
    - -Hans A. von Spakovsky on NRO
  • "Good Washington Times Editorial Today"
    - - Roger Clegg on NRO