Tancredo: Sotomayor ‘Appears To Be A Racist’

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Last night on MSNBC, former Republican House member Tom Tancredo declared that Judge Sonia Sotomayor “appears to be a racist” and indicated she would only be confirmed because she’s a Hispanic woman:

TANCREDO: I’m telling you she appears to be a racist. She said things that are racist in any other context. That’s exactly how we would portray it and there’s no one who would get on the Supreme Court saying a thing like that except for a Hispanic woman and you’re going to say it doesn’t matter!

Tancredo also called Sotomayor “a radical” — though he admitted he doesn’t “know anything about the cases…she’s reviews.” He complained that since “she is a Hispanic woman,” “therefore we can’t say things like this.” Watch a compilation:

Remember, Tancredo is the lawmaker who called Miami a “third world country” because of the number of Latinos there, criticized presidential candidates for “pandering” by participating in a Spanish-language debate, and accused immigrants of “pushing drugs, raping kids, and destroying lives.” He said the issue of immigration is “whether we will survive.”

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Yesterday, hate radio host Rush Limbaugh called Sotomayor a “reverse racist.”

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