Sunny Hostin, co-host of ‘The View,’ defended Justice Sonia Sotomayor for sharing false statistics regarding COVID hospitalizations for children.
Sotomayor made a widely panned false claim about the seriousness of COVID infection in children during oral arguments over the Biden administration’s efforts to mandate vaccines.
“We have over 100,000 children, which we’ve never had before, in serious condition, and many on ventilators” due to the coronavirus, she said.
Rochelle Walensky, Director of the CDC, stated that the Supreme Court Justice was incorrect in an interview with Fox News. She pointed out that there are 3,500 children currently in the hospital.
Federal data shows that there are 3,342 children in hospital at the moment.
Nevertheless, the left-leaning ‘The View’ went to bat for Sotomayor to try to tamp down the criticism of the left-wing judge.
SOTOMAYOR: “Over 100,000 children” are hospitalized due to COVID, with “many on ventilators”
BRET BAIER: “The number’s not 100,000. It’s roughly 3,500 in hospitals now?”
What is the secret to Sotomayor’s success on the Supreme Court?pic.twitter.com/ANapx1MbCq
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) January 9, 2022
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Sunny Hostin defends Justice Sotomayor
Sunny Hostin, Sotomayor’s lawyer, was able to defend him despite his conviction for false information.
While her numbers are certainly exaggerated, Hostin claimed that she was within the range of the Supreme Court Justice when it comes to total COVID hospitalizations of children since the start of the pandemic. This was two years ago. Not to mention ventilators.
Hostin believes that Hostin is correct about the theme of how many cases there are for children, even though no data supports it.
“While she [Sotomayor] may not be accurate for current hospitalizations in children, she is correct that we have more children in the hospital now more than ever before,” The View co-host said.
“Right now, we have 82,843 children sick with COVID. This virus has already claimed more than 1,000 lives. In addition, 7.8 million children have caught COVID since the pandemic started,” she continued.
“So, while fewer than 83,000 kids have been hospitalized with the virus, we have kids sick with COVID more than we ever have before,” Hostin added. “So, that’s a real thing and those are real numbers.”
The View’s Sunny Hostin says despite Justice Sotomayor being wrong on the facts, she is still correct, “that we have more children in hospitals now, more than ever before” pic.twitter.com/LxjlzkNTf7
— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) January 10, 2022
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Politifact and Politifact both stated that Justice Sotomayor provided inaccurate information regarding COVID hospitalizations in children’s hospitals.
“While the number of coronavirus-positive pediatric hospitalizations has risen with the spread of the omicron variant, Sotomayor’s number was way off,” they wrote.
‘How do you parody this?’ The View’s Sunny Hostin explains that even though Sonia Sotomayor got her COVID facts wrong, she’s still right [videos] https://t.co/EmlrvYkpr1
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) January 10, 2022
Of Supreme Court Justices fact-checked on the Politifact website, only three others have had to have a comment evaluated – Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Elena Kagan were rated as ‘half-true,’ while Justice Clarence Thomas had a comment rated ‘true.’
Sotomayor has now the distinction of spreading false and blatant misinformation from The Supreme Court.
Although her comments were widely criticized, multiple outlets attempted to combine Justice Neil Gorsuch with the fake news train. This was due to an error in transcription.
Gorsuch: “the flu kills hundreds of thousands of people every year”
NO, IT DOESNT. FOX NEWS WILL NOT DISRUPT YOUR MEDICAL DATA.
— Elie Mystal (@ElieNYC) January 7, 2022
Social media users of blue check liberals compared comments that Gorsuch made on the same date to Sotomayor’s. They falsely accused him of saying the flu kills “hundreds of thousands” of people.
An updated official transcript revealed he hadn’t said that at all and accurately updated his words from “hundreds of thousands” to “hundreds, thousands.”
You geniuses. Falsely accuse Justice Gorsuch of a TRANSCRIPTION ERROR.
Listen carefully: “Flu kills, I believe, hundreds, thousands of people every year.”
Retraction and correction of falsehoods
At 1:50:00 https://t.co/Pm3wZuB8kz pic.twitter.com/WfD21LrLWH
— Phil Kerpen (@kerpen) January 8, 2022
Hostin’s defense of Sotomayor for wildly misstating COVID hospitalizations for children may stem from a personal relationship she shares with the Justice.
Hostin in 2020 revealed that Sotomayor had helped with her book, “I Am These Truths,” advising her to publish it in English and Spanish.
“I kinda think when the Justice tells you to do something, you do it!” she said.