Tancredo: Sotomayor ‘Appears To Be A Racist’

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.”


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