Tuesday, July 28, 2009
All Committee Democrats and Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) voted in favor. The Committee's six other Republicans voted against.
There were no surprises in the members' statements on the vote; they closely tracked the statements and arguments we've seen throughout the process. Those favoring Judge Sotomayor's nomination cited her restraint and impartiality; Republicans opposing her cited her judicial activism and support for liberal and pro-government positions.