Lindsey Graham will support Sonia Sotomayor

U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) is putting out the word that he’ll support the nomination of Sonia Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Graham is confident enough in that decision that he’s posted his questioning of her, during Senate Judiciary Committee hearings, on his official web site.

This does raise the question of where U.S. Sens. Johnny Isakson and Saxby Chambliss come down on the issue. There is less haste, since neither sits on Judiciary.

And remember, Isakson would like to get through 2010 with no Republican rival and only token Democratic opposition. And the two senators usually vote as one.

A hint may have been Tuesday’s decision by Gov. Charlie Crist of Florida, who’s now running for the U.S. Senate. Crist declare that he would — if he could — vote against Sotomayor:

“Judge Sotomayor is worthy of respect for her many accomplishments and her remarkable story of success. However, I have strong concerns that Judge Sotomayor would not strictly and objectively construe the constitution and lacks respect for the fundamental right to keep and bear arms. For these reasons, I cannot support her appointment to the highest court in the land.”

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Steve Beste

July 22nd, 2009
1:39 pm

Charlie Crist pronouncement was not a principled analysis of Sotomayor’s qualifications. It was the attempt of a politician to get closer to the far right position of Marco Rubio, his opponent for the GOP nomination. Rubio is getting the ears and support of the far right. Crist thinks that by the time that people go to the polls in Nov 2011 voter will forget this news release.


July 22nd, 2009
2:35 pm

If they can’t stop it, which they can’t, then some may as well go ahead and support her. It allows them to “pick their battles” and makes it harder for the Dems to point the finger at the Repubs as do nothings.

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