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As well but first I want to welcome former congressman Tom Tancredo congressman thank you so much -- don't.
I'm doing well it's great to hear your voice again -- thank you sir appreciate it and let you call me buddy if we disagree had so much we can have a friendly disagrees right conversation right.
Exactly -- I'm getting some feedback here so if somebody can.
Deal with that.
These pluses minus there with a Congressman Tancredo will try to solve the -- feedback problem as we're speaking here.
You've not had some positive things to say about.
So to my -- You want to reiterate for our audience here on the strategy room where you stand on this nomination.
-- you know I I don't challenger her legal credentials her.
Her her competencies and skills -- intelligence -- that there there above par.
I would say however that this this to me is -- incredible event.
When you consider.
The fact that no matter how credible she is in other areas no matter how brilliant -- Jurist she is she may be.
The fact that she has said things that are so amazing.
From a certain standpoint.
And that she is still a viable candidate for the office I mean for the seat on the Supreme Court is is astounding.
Because no matter what anyone else's background might be no matter what any white male.
Who was the most competent the most brilliant jurist in the -- If that person.
Had said what she has said and if -- and -- he belongs to the organizations she belongs to La Raza in particular.
There would never be the slightest possibility.
That that person could ever get that position on the Supreme Court because he would say.
What what do you mean you are you believe that your skin color makes you more able to judge case what do you mean belonging to an organization that has this bubble -- -- in particular that that the slogan is.
Everything for the race nothing for the rest what you mean by that what what's your prison you know that would be so what -- incredible and yet here we are.
Talking seriously about her -- and the nominee and certainly she probably will Beilin accounts to probably get it it's amazing to me.
Some of the things you know having to do with -- race.
You've had comments by other.
Supreme Court nominees which were very very similar event Clarence Thomas for example saying I think I think -- different -- -- bring a different perspective.
To the course.
To the court that is.
In terms of making law and -- Scalia.
Said -- -- judges possess the power to make common law they have the immense power to shape the State's constitutions as well.
We've gone back and look at some of the comments conservative nominated and conservative judges have said and they're not that different congressman from the things that -- -- -- or is being accused.
Of saying that some think will.
Detract from her ability to properly serve on the.
I think you're wrong Alan I think -- you're wrong and your interpretation there I I firmly believe that.
-- that the comments I have heard the ones that you just mentioned by the way and others.
All relate to this -- that.
Point of view that someone brings to the position.
And that point -- he was always going to be influenced of course it will be influenced by who you are what your background is by how you grew up.
That's just a completely logical statement.
But it sure her statement goes far beyond that.
It says not only do I bring that to the table you know my various views opinions and ideas that come about as a result them.
Who I am.
But I believe that someone's skin color.
And it makes them a better judge makes them better able to interpret the law.
That I think goes far beyond anything that's been set by anybody -- -- aware of up to this point in time that is truly a racist statement now.
-- is the question is can you be.
Can you can you make a racist statement and not be a racist.
I suppose so but it's going to be very difficult for her to explain that because it wasn't an off handed comment it wasn't something that she just did -- You know kind of stumbling into it saying -- meaning something else.
She -- those were part of her prepared notes those comments he made.
She was the end and it again you'd have to -- -- other issues but Raza.
But you know there's another issue and I'm so glad to be on your show at the time we can actually talk about stuff not do it 32 little spots but they're being in the strategy -- -- -- -- -- Yeah this is is great I really into it but.
There's a bigger picture here and it from my point of view this is a reflection of the of who Obama is as much if not more than whose -- in my years.
President Obama during his campaign said.
That he in fact thought that the camp that the constitution or maybe it was his campaign and -- -- but before you know he was -- president he said.
That he believed that the constitution was flawed in many ways he implied of course that he could correct -- And that he now can correct it not -- going to that.
People with an amendment to the constitution but by appointing judges who he believed.
Could in fact change the constitution by their opinions now we all know that happens.
But never before liberals have always use the fig leaf of constitutional couldn't have strict constructionism and but but that's gone now they're saying the constitution really doesn't matter all that much we have to make laws according to what's happening around -- according to the most weeks.
All the thing -- -- gone this is amazing to me again.
That but I do thank -- happening in America I want to give us a chance have a dialogue and and I that we have a lot to say they're going going back to the earlier part of your statement just now.
When -- Meyer said -- -- -- Latina woman.
With the -- of her experience -- more often than not we can better conclusion.
And a white male -- specifically talking about race and sex discrimination cases and I think most people would say.
You know you would probably say you Tom Tancredo your particular experiences you'd think give you a better bird's eye view on certain issues.
That other people they have different experiences that's -- she was saying if you thought you -- -- particular sliver of kinds of cases that she might face most people think that -- experiences bring with them.
You know the -- and you know you -- Samuel Alito saying I hope I will confer with other people in my family.
Who have been discriminated against who have other backgrounds.
These are the kinds of things that not that dissimilar she's not off the mainstream.
With all due respect -- you sound like you're all of that out of the mainstream with some of the comments you made of the things you're saying about talk to -- or -- it's not that different than the person -- be replacing on the court.
It's if it's amazing because I of course because I've been involved as much as I have with the issue of illegal immigration into the country.
That -- the term most often I hear by my opponents in order to try and and deflect the conversation away from immigration are in inspect it to and specifically illegal immigration.
I get that -- all the time you're racist you're -- -- I challenge you or anyone to look in the million tons of words I think I'd statements in this debate over over the time that I've been involved in it.
To ever find anything I have said that comes close even close to what she said in in terms having.
Color of skin and sex.
Make a difference in someone's ability to do something.
And that's the difference it's not -- -- especially which is talking about interpretation of the law.
Now I my mind you you know my background of course makes me do a lot of things you -- see things in the certainly but one would hope.
That if I were actually an attorney and then a judge and then a Supreme Court nominee.
That I would understand that all those things in my background are secondary to.
The most important.
Way of interpreting -- constitution that is the document.
What does it say doesn't matter if I'm an Italian American male.
Or Hispanic female.
Those things should not matter race color should not matter in terms of how one interprets the constitution.
-- and I think that's the court justice point yeah it would.
If not been -- -- been on lower courts that she would not interpret the constitution properly since since you brought it up.
You know want to look at it and and I you've got that this before people you look at a string of statements congressman.
You've said when you set for example many come across the border -- workers but among them are people coming to kill you me and our -- again.
You talk about immigrants being a scourge that threatens the very.
Future of our nation.
Lamenting it's gonna double click on it residents.
I never -- immigrants -- -- And I certainly -- and by the way that quote the first when you used about some of them come remember what I'm saying most people come across the border for the job some people are coming to kill us those are of course terrorists who have been smuggled across the border exactly what I was referring to the time.
And that was taken by it's interesting you should bring it up because they just -- textbook in which at that quote was pulled out to make it look like I said mayor -- the quoting me the textbook.
And it says Tom Tancredo said immigrants are coming -- ridiculous now of course we're going after -- -- and try to make them get not only retraction but pulled the book.
But those -- the things that happen.
I will tell you though again nothing I don't care the things you've just mentioned nothing comes close to say that that I don't that people shouldn't come here.
There there shouldn't come here because of the color of their skin I don't know anything like that it's -- you've -- -- collaborated with you know you have a history of what are considered anti immigrant comments you can and I.
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