Judge Sonya Sotomayor in an interview in 2001, stated, "I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasn't lived that life."
The Republicans have been having a fit over this statement and have been calling her racist, reverse racist and everything else they can think of because of it. This statement even had the disgraced former Speaker Newt Gingrich (why anyone gives this windbag a platform is beyond me) calling for her to step aside. (Is this all he can say, he said the same thing about Nancy Pelosi the other day, Oh, I get it, since he had to step down in disgrace he thinks everyone else should too.)
It has now come to the attention of several people, through DKos, Glenn Greenwald and others that in 2006 during his confirmation hearings, Judge Alito was asked how his immigrant ancestors may have influenced him and his decision making. Listen to his answer.
Almost word for word, the same. Do you think Tom Colburn remembers this and will say anything now in her defense? He is the one who asked the question and got the answer from Alito and now he should step up and do the right thing by Sonya Sotomayor.