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