The Oath of Office Perez swore or affirmed to that day, as prescribed by 5 USC §3331, is as follows:
I, [name], do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God. [Ed.: Bold emphasis added]In the video clip below, you will watch as Perez repeatedly and pointedly refuses to answer a direct question posed to him by Rep. Trent Franks while Perez was under oath during congressional testimony. Franks uncomplicated question was this:
It is my view that Thomas Perez violated his Oath of Office by failing to bear true faith and allegiance to the Constitution of the United States of America, and that accordingly, he is unfit to serve as an Assistant Attorney General or in any other capacity as an officer of the federal government.
“Will you tell us here today, simply, that this administration’s Department of Justice will never entertain or advance a proposal that criminalizes speech against any religion?”
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