In a revealing interview with ABC News, Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor's brother Juan spoke about his sister's possible rise to the highest court.
"If I could create a Webster dictionary for the most insulting, derogatory, off-base comments that I've ever heard about a person, this is not the person that they are describing," he said.
ABC News reporter Claire Shipman responded, "It clearly makes you angry." "Angry is just the beginning of the emotion that I could describe," he said. "It's insulting."
Shipman asked, "The wise Latina comment, what do you think she meant by that?" "I'm not going to pretend I know what she was talking about, and I'm sure it was done in a context that was meant totally different than it was taken out of. And it's not my place to say that," Sotomayor replied. "I got mugged multiple times, had my bike stolen, things like that."
"How do you think that was for your sister?," Shipman asked. "I know she's older so in some sense it was probably protecting you." "My sister was tough as nails," Sotomayor said, smiling. "And she first learned her negotiating powers early and she figured if she couldn't negotiate, she would go on to step two. so she didn't have a problem.
When asked what was step two? "Protecting me," he answered laughing.
Sotomayor also said his sister loves comic books and that she learned how to salsa dance for her 50th birthday.