Gingrich backs off: Sotomayor not a racist

By David Edwards
Wednesday, June 3, 2009 9:21 EDT
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Former Speaker Newt Gingrich caved to pressure from Senate Republicans Wednesday and said he should not have called Judge Sonia Sotomayor a racist. In a new post on his Web site, Gingrich said that his initial reactions was “too strong and too direct.”

This video is from CNN’s Newsroom, broadcast June 3, 2009.

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David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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