Outgoing Labor Secretary Hilda Solis Blames Tea Party for Unemployment, Proud of Representing Illegal Aliens

Hilda Solis, the outgoing Secretary of Labor made some surprising comments in an interview with Fox News Latino:

In a wide-ranging, exclusive interview with Fox News Latino on Wednesday, Solis, the first Hispanic Labor Secretary in U.S. history, made it clear that despite her resignation, politics still flow through her blood.

When asked whether she would consider running for the mayor of Los Angeles or governor of California, she proudly pandered to illegal aliens:

 “I will absolutely make myself available,” said Solis, a four term congresswoman representing districts in the heavily Hispanic East LA area. “Many of the hardworking people in those immigrant communities that I represented were not full citizens but they paid taxes they had children that were born here.”

Not “full citizens”? I wasn’t aware there was a spectrum of citizenship.

And of course, what would be an interview of a Democrat without blaming the Tea Party?

Solis said her biggest disappointment as Secretary of Labor was that she wished she would of, “had the ability to really get more businesses to understand the importance of having confidence in the economy and hiring up more people,” and hoped business leaders would help more young people coming out of college with more emphasize internships and mentorships.

Solis also said that in many ways the Obama administration “did not get the kind of support we needed originally when he took office for the American Recovery Act funds” and blamed  “a small group known as the tea party movement” for not engaging with the president and “hurting the American public, our economy, and the future of our country.” [comments begin at 5:40 above]

How did that happen exactly? Did the Tea Party block the passage of the ridiculous stimulus package that she’s talking about? Another utterly ridiculous notion that has no bearing in reality.
She must be getting ready to run for office in California, where adherence to reality is a detriment to being elected.
[Correction: originally I posted the first part of her interview which did not contain the comments quoted. I have replaced with the 2nd part which does contain the comments about the teaparty.]
  • dk1951

    Deport her, she’s an idiot.

  • American ex-Pat

    What a unmitigated tart!
    Well, I guess blaming unemployment on the Tea Party is better than also blaming that on President Bush!
    Tell us again Secretary Solis how you never ‘adjusted’ the unemployment figures during your tenure; I need a good laugh!

  • Joseph Bentz

    She is proud to represent non-citizens who spit in the eye of our laws and game our system while here. Don’t they know we are tired of being their welfare state. Eisenhower, his attorney general Brownell and Joseph Swing,his immigration commissioner from June 1954 through September 1954 rounded up millions of illegals and simply deported them. During the great depression of the 1930’s we deported over 3 million of them. It would not be impossible to deport over 11 million of them today. I for one am damn tired of their sniveling.

  • Took lessons from Oblamer……….and is blaming someone else for her utter failures while in office.

  • And THAT is why she’s GONE! Idiot.

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  • robbins_mitchell

    Would it be politically incorrect to call Ms Solis a “frijolera tonta”?

  • Good grief let me get this right.. The gov’t overtaxes & over regulates the business to the point they can barely keep afloat & yet it’s still the businesses responsibility to spend vast sums of money on employees? Oh right & they still aren’t paying their ‘fair share’ either!
    This woman was the labor secretary?
    She’s as clueless about the private sector as Obama!

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