ThinkProgress’s Ian Millhiser Debates Sotomayor’s Nomination With Pat Buchanan

While many on the far right have railed against Sonia Sotomayor’s nomination to the Supreme Court, comparing her to David Duke and the Ku Klux Klan, no one has been quiet as virulent in their opposition as MSNBC’s Pat Buchanan. From insisting she is an “affirmative action” choice to mocking her efforts to learn English, Buchanan has set his target squarely on Sotomayor’s forehead. Media Matters made a compilation of his attacks. Watch it:

Today, ThinkProgress’s Ian Millhiser appeared on MSNBC to discuss Sotomayor, opposite Buchanan. Buchanan declared Sotomayor favors a system in which “white males” get “retarded and held back.” Millhiser replied:

When you look at her record, you understand that this is a judge who understands that she has to follow the law, regardless of what is popular. … It doesn’t matter what Judge Sotomayor thinks about affirmative action personally, because when you look at her record, she has consistently followed the law.

“Judge Sotomayor is not waging a culture war against white America,” Millhiser added. Watch it: