Conservative Radio Host Questions Justice Sonia Sotomayor's Loyalty Given 'Immigrant Family Background' (Audio)

| by Sarah Fruchtnicht

Conservative radio host and Fox News contributor Laura Ingraham questions Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor's loyalty to the United States because of her “immigrant family background.”

“Whatever illegal aliens want, illegal aliens get,” Ingraham said on her Tuesday radio broadcast.

She cited a speech that Sotomayor gave to Yale Law students on Feb. 3, during which she said it is “insulting” to refer to undocumented immigrants as “illegal aliens.”

“I think people then paint those individuals as something less than worthy human beings and it changes the conversation,” Sotomayor said.

“That is a Supreme Court Justice,” shouted Ingraham. “Her duty is to defend the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America. And that’s what she says?”

“Why was this individual sworn into the bar in California and why do we have a Supreme Court Justice whose allegiance obviously goes to her immigrant family background and not to the U.S. Constitution? So we have no rule of law," she concluded.

Sotomayor, 59, is an American citizen and her parents were also American citizens, Media Matters reported. As a Puerto Rican American, she has U.S. citizenship under the Jones-Sharfroth Act of 1917.

Sources: Media MattersThinkProgressCBS DC