Already, Soto is on bad ground if only John Cornyn will call her on it. She said that Justice O’Connor’s words literally mean that if people reach different conclusions, one of them must be unwise. That’s just false. Justice O’Connor’s clear and obvious point was that there are no gender differences that could make a wise man reach a different legal conclusion than a wise woman.
Soto’s explanation that she “never intended” to say that gender and ethnicity determine whose decisions would be “better” is laughable. She is flat-out lying. There is NO way to read her words in the seven speeches in the way she is trying to say she meant them.
Cornyn is NOT asking the obvious follow-up that he himself set up for himself on a silver platter. He noted that she called her remarks a “rhetorical flourish” that “fell flat.” The OBVIOUS question is, if it fell flat, why did you repeat it SEVEN TIMES???
Doesn’t ANYBODY know how to ask a follow-up question?!?!?