Monday, July 27, 2009

Surprised? Ranking Republican on the Judiciary Committee, Jeff Sessions voting NO to Sotomayor

I mean is anyone surprised here?

I would have been utterly shocked if Senator Jeffrey B. Sessions (R-AL) voted for Judge Sotomayor, especially with his checkered past in racial issues. Texas Sen. John Cornyn and Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) are also no votes. Remember, the Republicans don't have the votes the Democrats do. Sotomayor will be confirmed.

Sen. Jeff Sessions, the top Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, says he will vote against Judge Sonia Sotomayor's confirmation to the Supreme Court in the committee vote scheduled for Tuesday.

In a column published in today's USA TODAY, the Alabama senator questioned whether Sotomayor would follow through as a justice on her pledge in confirmation hearings to show "fidelity to the law."

"I don't believe that Judge Sotomayor has the deep-rooted convictions necessary to resist the siren call of judicial activism," Sessions wrote. "She has evoked its mantra too often." Saying her testimony and record were at odds, he asked: "Which Sotomayor will we get?"

USA Today

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