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Rove Fabricates "Colleagues" Comments About Sotomayor

Reported by Ellen - May 29, 2009 -

Media Matters caught Karl Rove lying about criticisms of Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor, saying that he "got wind" of judgments from her colleagues that she was not a particularly effective judge, that she's "combative, opinionated, argumentative, and as a result, was not able to sort of help create a consensus opinion on important issues." Rove told On The Record's Greta Van Susteren, "I first got wind of this when Sam Alito, who was her colleague on the court while we were reviewing his record." The only problem? Alito and Sotomayor were never colleagues. Van Susteren did not catch the falsehood or else chose not to expose it. Video after the jump.