Sotomayor stated in 2001, "I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experience would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasn't lived that life."
The American Bar Association also lists Sotomayor as a member of the racist group, the National Council of La Raza.
Following the nomination, Gingrich sent the following messages on Twitter:
"Imagine a judicial nominee said 'my experience as a white man makes me better than a latina woman.' new racism is no better than old racism."
"White man racist nominee would be forced to withdraw. Latina woman racist should also withdraw."