Posted by AzBlueMeanie:
On Sunday, Sen. John McCain told CNN's John King that he had not yet made up his mind on how he would vote for confirmation of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme Court. Liar.
Sen. McCain announced today that he will vote against confirmation of Judge Sotomayor – what a surprise (not). McCain To Oppose Sotomayor For Supreme Court
Republican Sen. John McCain says he'll oppose Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor when the Senate votes on her confirmation this week.
The Arizona senator calls Sotomayor a judicial activist who tried to walk back from that record during her confirmation hearings. He says President Barack Obama's nominee has used her position as a judge to try to change the law.
McCain is one of several Republicans from states with heavily Hispanic populations to come out against Sotomayor, the daughter of Puerto Rican parents raised in a New York City housing project and educated in the Ivy League.
McCain says Sotomayor's life story is inspiring and compelling, but he says that's not enough to qualify her for a position on the high court.
Sen. McCain joins Sen. John Kyl in voting against Judge Sotomayor, just as they did in October 1998 when they voted against confirmation of Judge Sotomayor to the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.
Arizona's twin embarassments making Arizona proud (sarcasm).
UPDATE: Is this how Sen. McCain proposes that the GOP Reach out to Hispanics?
Sen. John McCain warned that unless Republicans make a strong effort to reach out to Hispanics, the party will continue to be left behind. The Arizona Republican also said that under certain conditions he would work with President Obama on immigration reform.
There's a quote for Chris Simcox and his Minutemen to go crazy over. Instead of reaching out to Hispanics, McCain opted to cover his ass from attacks on his right flank in the GOP primary. Not a man of his convictions, is he?