Committee for Justice Responds to Lindsey Graham’s Support of Sotomayor
I emailed Curt Levey, director of the Committee for Justice, after Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) announced that he would support Sonia Sotomayor’s nomination to the Supreme Court, therefore guaranteeing her a bipartisan vote out of the Senate Judiciary Committee.
“I can’t say I’m surprised,” said Levey. “Anyone who listened to Graham during the hearings knew he was going to wind up voting for Sotomayor. Nor can I say that Graham’s vote is very significant. For one thing, it’s difficult to draw any broad conclusions from his decision given that he’s a maverick just like his close friend John McCain. Moreover, I’m less focused on what the members of the Judiciary Committee do than on the vote people remember, namely the confirmation vote. I’m particularly focused on whether any red state Democrats vote against Sotomayor because of her hostility to the Second Amendment.”