Thursday, February 6, 2014

Annals of Asshattery

Conservative pundit Laura Ingraham went after Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor for her stand on immigration and what we call people who come to this country.

Ingraham suggested that using the term “undocumented immigrant” demonstrated a failure of Sotomayor’s duty “to defend the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America.” According to Ingraham, the word choice shows that Sotomayor’s “allegiance obviously goes to her immigrant family background and not to the U.S. Constitution.”

For the record, Justice Sotomayor is not an immigrant, and neither is her family, at least no more than Ms. Ingraham’s family could be.  Ms. Sotomayor’s family came from Puerto Rico, which is a territory of the United States.  Puerto Ricans have been U.S. citizens since the Wilson administration.