On June 30th, Adams sat down with Fox's Megyn Kelly and clearly implied - though he did not overtly state it - that Thomas Perez may have lied under oath in front of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights when he testified about the "law and the facts" about the voter intimidation case involving the New Black Panther Party. To see the relevant portion of the interview, fast forward to the 1:46 mark.
With that as a backdrop, if true, the entire lawsuit against Joe Arpaio should be called into question. If J. Christian Adams resigned because the man in charge of the lawsuit against the Maricopa County Sheriff's office lied under oath, what business does that man have being Assistant Attorney General, let alone the spearhead in that lawsuit?
PEREZ SPOKE AT A MUSLIM PUBLIC AFFAIRS COUNCIL EVENT IN 2009
On December 5, 2009 Thomas Perez spoke in front of the MPAC about, among other things, the need for a civil rights division in the Department of Justice. Here is his opening statement:
As‐Salamu Alaykum to all of you. Thank you, Salam, for that introduction and for your dedication and your hard work leading MPAC. MPAC is an organization that represents not just the best of the American Muslim Community, but the best of America.MPAC has some extremely suspicious ties to radicals, and counts the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) among groups with which it associates. According to Discover the Networks, Mahdi Bray is one of MPAC's leaders.
Mahdi Bray: Political Director. Mahdi Bray, an African-American convert to Islam who had been active in the civil rights movement, is a firebrand. A controversial radio talk show host in Washington DC, Bray is also on the boards of several other Muslim American groups. He organizes rallies and appears frequently on campuses where he uses inflammatory, theatrical rhetoric. It is not clear if he is still MPAC’s Political Director, but he remains on its Board of Directors. He was a guest speaker for New Jersey Solidarity on March 5, 2003, one of the most extreme and virulent anti-Israel groups.Last month, it was learned that Bray, along with George Galloway raised funds for Hamas. Here is the video featuring Bray:
Wes Vernon at Renew America has more on Thomas Perez.
h/t to Barrackaid #7