Graham: Only ‘A Complete Meltown’ Could Block Sotomayor’s Confirmation
Though Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) won’t say whether he’ll vote for or against Sonia Sotomayor, he used his opening statement to take a shot at the Democrats for blocking the confirmation of Miguel Estrada in 2003 — the Latino he said he’d prefer — and made clear that although he respects that President Obama won the 2008 election, the Republicans have a long memory.
Estrada “never had this day,” Graham told Sotomayor, adding, “We would not have nominated you. We would have nominated him.”
Still, he acknowledged, in a rare moment of political reality in this morning’s hearing: “Unless you have a complete meltdown you’re going to be confirmed.”