Sonia Sotomayor took on the "empathy " silliness in her hearing this morning as Sen. Jeff Sessions questioned her.
From Think Progress:
Now, if only Sonia Sotomayor would say this to Sen. Sessions (h/t BarbinMD):
One of the main right-wing talking points against Judge Sonia Sotomayor has been that she will let her biases and experiences get in the way of impartial decisions on the Supreme Court. Responding to questions from Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) about whether judges should allow their “prejudices” to “impact their decision-making,” Sotomayor addressed this controversy:
Matthew Yglesias articulates what I'm guessing most of us are thinking:
I would pay good money to hear Sonia Sotomayor say, "Senator Sessions, I think it’s ironic to be facing these questions from a man whose judicial nomination was rejected by this very committee on the grounds that he’s a huge racist."
If only ...