Ingraham tears up Sotomayor’s claims of 100,000 children sick with COVID, humans ‘like machines spitting virus’

Laura Ingraham pointed to parts of the Supreme Court hearing regarding the NFIB-backed case against President Biden’s edict demanding that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration be able to fine companies if their employees do not submit to vaccination.

“OSHA’s rule states that companies with more than 100 or more workers must either require employees to be vaccinated or submit to weekly workplace testing and masking,” Ingraham said Friday on “The Ingraham Angle”.

“This mandate is opposed by 27 states and the National Federation of Independent Business. The fact is, long before the vaccine debate, federal agencies like OSHA wielded far too much power. That’s why Donald Trump wanted that many of these binding rules be removed from the federal register altogether.

She said terms such as “health” and “security” are too broad to the point that politicians like Biden can use them as they see fit without considering the autonomy of the American citizen.


Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Sonia Sotomayor.
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“Their meanings can be extended to prohibit or require just about anything. That’s when the court is usually asked to intervene.”

An Obama-appointed judge made headlines Friday for spreading an unsubstantiated claim that 100,000 children are battling the coronavirus and many of them need ventilators to breathe.

“Omicron is as lethal and causes as much serious disease in the unvaccinated as delta,” Judge Sonia Sotomayor said in a recorded session. “We have over 100,000 children, who we’ve never had before, in serious condition and many on ventilators.”

Ingraham noted that the omicron variant was found to be exponentially less lethal than the delta variant, although potentially more transmissible.

“It’s hard to believe someone so ill-informed is sitting on the ground, but that’s where we are – 100,000 children are not in intensive care or on ventilators. That’s about 30 times more than the reality according to HHS,” she said. “Even Anthony Fauci admits that most kids are hospitalized with COVID, not because of COVID.”


Ingraham pointed out that Sotomayor made other claims, including when she compared humans “spewing virus” to work tools spitting out sparks.

“What’s the difference between that and telling employers where sparks fly in the workplace, your workers have to wear a mask?” Sotomayor, 67, asked NFIB attorney Scott Keller.

“When sparks fly, there is a machine unique to this workplace,” Keller replied.

“She’s like a machine that spits out nonsense,” Ingraham remarked in response. “I hope she’s not contagious.”

She later pointed to Clinton-appointed Judge Stephen Breyer, saying a delay in Biden’s term could lead to thousands more COVID infections.

“When they issued this order, there were about 70 or so thousand new cases. Yesterday there were almost 750,000. If we delay it for a day, if it were to have an effect, then 750,000 people from more will have COVID that otherwise, if we hadn’t delayed it, it wouldn’t have happened,” Breyer, 83, said.

Associate Justice Stephen Breyer.

Associate Justice Stephen Breyer.
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Ingraham replied

“Wait, so in Breyer’s warped thinking, if the OSHA warrant is upheld, all infections would be wiped out?”

“Who says you need basic logic and math skills to be a Supreme Court justice.”

“It’s not. We’re repeatedly told that the court’s liberals are some of the brightest legal minds in the country,” she said. “I’m starting to have doubts, especially after hearing[o]These words come from the mouth of Judge Sotomayor.”