Speaker Gingrich: Sotomayor is a racist and should withdraw nomination.
Posted by iusbvision on May 28, 2009
WASHINGTON (CNN) – Rush Limbaugh isn’t the only one calling Sonia Sotomayor a racist. Newt Gingrich is, too — and he’s demanding that Obama’s pick to the Supreme Court withdraw her nomination.
On Twitter, Gingrich pointed to a line in Sotomayor’s 2001 speech to a Hispanic group in Berkeley that has drawn fire from some conservatives.
“I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experience would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasn’t lived that life,” Sotomayor said in that speech, describing how life experience can inform judicial opinions.
On Wednesday, Gingrich tweeted: “Imagine a judicial nominee said ‘my experience as a white man makes me better than a latina woman.’ new racism is no better than old racism.”
Moments later, he followed up with the message: “White man racist nominee would be forced to withdraw. Latina woman racist should also withdraw.”
The latest defense of this clearly disqualified nominee (LINK – LINK) on some far left blogs is that Sotomayor was first put on the bench by President Bush 41. What they don’t tell you is that Bush 41 routinely nominated arch leftist ideologues to the courts; Bush 41 nominated the outgoing Justice Souter who proved to be a far left ideologue that was perfectly happy to amend the Constitution from the bench.