Because she’s Latina, see? Ergo, she has something unique and newsworthy to contribute to the debate over our next Supreme Court justice. If I didn’t know better, I’d say this was exceptionally clever satire of Sotomayor-esque identity politics, with Sanchez grabbing the closest person at hand and dubbing them qualified to opine for no better reason than that they’re of the right gender and ethnicity. But no: He’s completely on the level, of course.

Or maybe he’s going for a “witty banter” vibe here a la Greg and Jackie Gutfeld? Damn “Red Eye” and its irresistible influence on the news!