This guy almost makes Hagel look moderate.

Update to this story.

Via Free Beacon:

President Barack Obama’s controversial labor secretary nominee is already under fire for his selective approach to racial discrimination as well as his ties to liberal billionaire George Soros.

The administration officially tapped Tom Perez to succeed Hilda Solis as head of the Department of Labor on Monday morning.

“Today I’m proud to nominate … as America’s next secretary of labor, Tom Perez,” Obama said on Monday morning. “Tom knows what it’s like to climb the American ladder of opportunity … his story reminds us of this country’s promise … it doesn’t matter what your last name is as long as you work hard.”

Perez spent his career in liberal activism before entering elected office as a Montgomery, Maryland County Councilman in 2002.

Prior to running for office, Perez was the President of CASA de Maryland, a Latino advocacy group that admittedly served immigrants regardless of legal status.

The group attracted financial support of George Soros and Hugo Chavez’s Venezuela after Perez’s tenure as president ended. CASA received more than $750,000 from groups linked to the billionaire hedge fund manager, as well as $1.5 million from Citgo, the state-owned oil company that helped make the socialist dictator a billionaire.

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