McConnell: GOP Will Treat Sotomayor ‘Fairly’ « The Washington Independent
Here’s the statement of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on the White House nomination of Sonia Sotomayor to replace David Souter on the Supreme Court:
Senate Republicans will treat Judge Sotomayor fairly. But we will thoroughly examine her record to ensure she understands that the role of a jurist in our democracy is to apply the law even-handedly, despite their own feelings or personal or political preferences.
Our Democratic colleagues have often remarked that the Senate is not a “rubber stamp.” Accordingly, we trust they will ensure there is adequate time to prepare for this nomination, and a full and fair opportunity to question the nominee and debate her qualifications.