“I adore her,” said Celina Sotomayor. “I can’t feel my body, that’s how proud I am of her.”
Sotomayor’s daughter Sonia became President Barack Obama’s first nominee to the Supreme Court on Tuesday and could be the first Hispanic ever to serve on the nation’s highest tribunal.
After the announcement, Spanish-language media immediately reflected gleeful reactions from many Hispanics.
One of them was the nominee’s mother –born in Lajas, Puerto Rico, in 1927–, who was interviewed on video by an El Diario/La Prensa reporter.