Thursday, May 28, 2009
Senate Democrats voted to reject President Obama's nominee for the Supreme Court, judge Sonia Sotomayor.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid explained the surprise decision, saying, “I would hope that a wise white man with the richness of his experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a Latina woman who has not lived that life. That wisdom, based solely on the color of our skin and the configuration of our chromosomes leads us to reject this nominee.”
When reporters questioned the racist overtones of Reid's remarks, Reid answered, "Of course it's not racist. We're Democrats."