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Thursday, 9 June 2016

need to impeach Justice Sotomayor because shes mex and cannot be impartial in ruling on my immigration plan. #POTUSTRUMP

[Senator Mitch McConnell, former senate majority leader, and Representative Paul Ryan, former speaker of the house, address reporters at a press conference:]

". . . and so I condemn the suggestion in the President's tweet that Justice Sotomayor should recuse herself from ruling on his immigration plan."

[Reporter from CNN:] "Senator, the President in his tweet didn't merely suggest that she recuse herself: he said she should be impeached."

"I'm sure that he was simply a little confused about the difference between the terms and that he only meant she should recuse herself. . . "

[Reporter from CNBC:] "Senator, you say that you condemn the President's suggestion, but you stop short of condemning the President for making it. Why is that?"

"The President has the responsibility for protecting the free world and should not be held accountable for every little slip of the tongue, I mean fingers . . ."

[Reporter from Univision:] "Congressman Ryan, the President's tweet refers to Justice Sotomayor as 'mex.' First of all, her parents are Puerto Rican, not Mexican, and secondly, the term 'mex' is Internet slang for 'low grade marijuana from Mexico.' Don't you think this is another example of racism by Mr. Trump?"

"Well, he's only been in office for a little more than 24 hours, and I certainly hope and expect that as he settles in he will show himself to be a little more Presidential . . .

[Reporter from Al Jazeera America:] "Senator, the President's immigration plan isn't so much a plan as it is a tweet in the form of an executive order, stating that all Muslims and Mexicans, even if they are U.S. citizens, have 24 hours to, and I quote, 'get out of town,' end quote. Does he have the authority to do that?"

"I think the courts will have to decide that . . . "

[Reporter from Univision:] "Will the President accept a ruling from a judge of Hispanic descent?"

"I can't speak for the President . . . "

[Reporter from Fox News:] "Congressman, and Senator, how do each of you feel about the loss of your party's majorities in both the House and the Senate? Do you blame the President for those losses?

"Well, I . . . "

"Gee, I . . . "

[Reporter from CNN:] "Wait, here's another tweet . . ."

press conferences are for losers #POTUSTRUMP

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