Conservative pundit Laura Ingraham on Tuesday criticized Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor for claiming the term “illegal alien” is insulting, and that people should instead used the term “undocumented immigrant.”
“Why do we have a Supreme Court justice whose allegiance obviously goes to her immigrant family background and not to the U.S. Constitution?” Ingraham asked on her show. “Her duty is to defend the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America. And that’s what she says?”
Ingraham ripped into Sotomayor while complaining that “whatever illegal aliens want, illegal aliens get.”
“So we have no rule of law. We are going to to pick and choose who has to follow the law in the United States,” she said. “So why is Dinesh D’Souza, then, being targeted? Why is he being targeted? Why does that law apply?”
D’Souza, a conservative author, has been indicted on federal charges of violating campaign finance laws.
As Media Matters’ Ellie Sandmeyer points out, Sotomayor and her family are from Puerto Rico and are therefore U.S. citizens.
Listen to Ingraham via Media Matters: