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Immigration hawk and former Republican Presidential candidate Tom Tancredo found himself back in the hot seat Thursday, calling Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor a "racist," and comparing a Hispanic advocacy organization of which she is a member to the KKK.

Speaking on the show of CNN host Rick Sanchez, Tancredo, a former U.S.

representative from Colorado, said the advocacy group, The National Council of La Raza, is a "Latino KKK without the hoods or the nooses.""If you belong to something like that, you have to explain in a way that's going to convince me and a whole lot of other people, that it's got nothing to do with race," he said, "even though the logo for La Raza is 'All for the race, nothing for the rest.'" In response, La Raza officials said Tancredo has his facts mixed up, and added that it isn't the first time.

"If you look at Mr.

Tancredos' record, he's often spoken about things he doesn't know anything about," National Council of La Raza spokesperson Lisa Navarrete told The Colorado Independent.

"It's not anybody's motto," she added, referring to Tancredo's claim.

"He doesn't really know what he's talking about if he doesn't know the difference between a logo and a motto."
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