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Sotomayor Confirmed


By Suzi LeVeaux - Posted on 06 August 2009

 Neocon Steve says:

Great, now the world is over, the U.S. is going to collapse and we'll have to deal with it in a world where our guns are taken away and there are forced abortions.... Freakin' Libruls...

 

 

If the world is over the rest doesn't matter :)

What was the party breakdown on votes?

 

I don't have that info yet.  It will be out soon, I imagine.
9 Republicans voted for sotomayer and kennedy was absent.
Interestingly, of the 9 GOP yea votes on the Sotomayor confirmation, two of these were northeast moderates (Snowe and Collins of Maine); three are retiring in 2010: Martinez of Florida, Voinovich of Ohio, and Gregg of New Hampshire; and one, Bond of Missouri, is thought to be in some jeopardy as far as holding onto his seat in 2010 is concerned. The other three were Lugar of Indiana; Alexander of Tennessee; and Graham of South Carolina. Interestingly, Graham split with his good buddy McCain on this issue.

Sen. Bond is also retiring in 2010, http://thinkprogress.org/2009/08/05/bond-sotomayor/

It's so nice sometimes when retiring members of Congress actually vote with their consciences instead of party talking points.

I know our good buddy David Vitter voted against Sotomayor.

I believe Mary Landrieu voted for her.

 

That's because Vitter is worried about his record with the NRA and I would presume the rabid base.

I didn't really have a place to put this earlier, but here might be ok. Stephen discussed midterm elections last night and Vitter was included. 

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This must be such an exciting day for Sotomayor, her family, and her supporters. And what a proud day for our nation. As President Obama eluded to in his remarks, another barrier broken.  Keep them coming!

 
 

"With this historic vote," he said, "the Senate has affirmed that Judge Sotomayor has the intellect, the temperament, the history, the integrity and the independence of mind to ably serve on our nation's highest court."

The Senate's role in confirming judges helped ensure that equal justice under the law was not just a phrase inscribed above the courthouse door, but a description of what happens inside the courtroom each day, the president said.

"These core American ideals -- justice, equality, and opportunity -- are the very ideals that have made Judge Sotomayor's own uniquely American journey possible," he continued. "They're ideals she's fought for throughout her career, and the ideals the Senate has upheld today in breaking yet another barrier and moving us yet another step closer to a more perfect union."

 

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 MSM is a circus.

Congratulations, Judge Sotomayor.

Heh -- I bet that if former Senator Smith from Oregon had won his election against Merkley, he probably would have voted for her. He was pretty moderate like that.

Lamar Alexander? Didn't he run for President a few years ago? Or something?

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