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Victor Garcia here with Fox News Latino joining me from our Washington DC bureau is Juan Williams one night -- today.
Pretty good -- to -- with you thanks for being with us so I'll ask you about a person who's very important right now.
In regards to the United States government and love the Latino population.
His name is mr.
Thomas but -- who's the assistant attorney general.
He is currently up for nomination.
To be our labor secretary but there's a little bit of a snap -- what is that.
He doesn't have the votes right now you're looking at a -- democratic majority in the US senate Victor.
But the fact is that.
Perez is in danger of being filibustered Republicans are saying that they will uniformly vote against him because they want more information about his -- At the Justice Department where he was in charge of the civil rights division some of them don't like the way he handled.
Especially racial questions act.
The civil rights division of justice they think that he may have been on -- Ironically to whites.
And especially given.
The poor record that the bush -- Justice Department had a civil rights Perez came in there.
What their real agenda in terms of making sure that the it department was aggressive in going after civil rights violations.
The second think this -- year is without Republican votes there's the possibility.
That you could have a Republican.
Filibuster in other words the Republicans would insist on having a sixty vote.
Ceiling for anybody to -- any approval Tomas Perez to be the labor secretary.
That has prompted.
The democratic leader in the senate.
Senate majority leader Harry Reid to -- that he's considering what they call around here the nuclear option.
Which is to say that he would change the rules of the senate so that only fifty votes a simple majority.
Would be required in order to confirm mr.
-- Now do you believe that he will be the nominee do you believe that he will get past.
It's very tricky -- I do believe at this point that he's on track to be passed I think ultimately.
The Republicans will back down but this is a very very controversial nominee.
Of course we know -- -- -- in a -- administration had made a pledge for diversity.
Right now he's the only left field nomination for the cabinet how important is Tomas -- to President Obama.
Extremely so right now you're looking at Perez as the one and only intercourse.
You may have heard that some of the Hispanic groups that while President Obama was running for office when they met with him about immigration reform and other.
Items on the Hispanic agenda for the second term he promised them that there would be at least two.
I Hispanics in his cabinet matching the number in the first time.
Now do you believe that without Thomas Perez that it's gonna be perceived that.
President Obama is not keeping his promises specifically.
To the Latino community.
Think in this case that promised would be -- so by the fact that -- had been blocked by the Republicans and so.
It's you know I think there would be is going to be a lot of mileage right now for Democrats who say that the Republicans.
Block a legitimate qualified.
Hispanic nominee for the cabinet and deny the president.
His nominee and his choice of a cabinet secretary.
And then secondly there would be the question as to whether or not.
Majority leader re employ the so called nuclear option.
And change the rules of the senate due to Tomas -- this nomination.
So all of that is at play this is -- highly controversial.
Nominee right now and his new rules applying to his.
Are also controversy kid and put up -- is this one is sports stars all guns blazing right now in Washington.
About the confirmation process for Tomas Perez.
We really -- you -- at a time one.
You're welcome Victor good -- beyond boxers looking.
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