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As we have seen President Obama does not often play it safe in his cabinet nominations.
At least the second time around today he'd -- the Justice Department official who according to an inspector general's report.
May have been less than forthcoming about a controversial case.
Voting rights intimidation and politics.
-- -- correspondent James Rosen is at the White House tonight.
You -- the Department of Labor in this time of sustained high unemployment President Obama nominated Tom Perez assistant attorney general in the Justice Department's civil rights division.
-- -- to open pathways in the workforce for everyone willing to contribute including people with disabilities.
LG BT Americans and immigrants.
And he's helped settle some of the largest -- -- ever on behalf of families targeted.
By unfair -- one.
The son of Dominican immigrants Perez was a staff lawyer to Senator Ted Kennedy and labor secretary for the state of Maryland.
I am confident that together with our partners and organized -- the business community grassroots communities Republicans Democrats and independents alike.
We can keep making progress for all working families.
Some business leaders however like the head of Miller along the mid Atlantic's largest construction employer voiced fears that Peres will act as -- prosecutor in chief.
I don't think that.
You know we're looking as somebody who has come a vast set of experiences in free enterprises you renal lawyer -- Government employee those folks ever really work out very well for.
Understanding what we do for a living.
Republican senator David -- of Louisiana has vowed to block the nomination citing -- record at justice.
And last week DOJ's inspector general reported that the civil rights division has been plagued.
Both before and during -- tenure there quite polarization and mistrust.
A key issue was Perez's testimony before commission that investigated the infamous 2008 voter intimidation case involving these members of the new Black Panther Party.
We did not find that Perez intentionally misled the commissioned the report stated but added.
We found that Perez's testimony did not reflect the entire story regarding the involvement of political appointees the inspector general reported that.
Mister Paris has taken a number of steps to Foster -- more collegial and professional workplace.
At that same briefing Carney also fended off questions about why Barack Obama the nation's first African American president has not named any African Americans to his cabinet.
For his second term Carney replied that the cabinet remains unfilled so far.
And that the president remains committed to diversity -- -- -- a lot on the north lawn James thank you.
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