Sotomayor Confirmation Hearing: Senator Cornyn's Opening Statement
by TexasGOPVote on July 14, 2009 at 9:12 AM
Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said it best "unless you have a complete meltdown, you're going to get confirmed." While us conservatives can hope for an elventh-hour miracle, the writing is on the wall. There's no way that Sotomayor is not getting out of committee - and with now 60 Democrats in the U.S. Senate, there's no way she's not getting confirmed. The best the GOP can do now is put her to the test. That's what Senator John Cornyn intends to do - determine what kind of jurist she'll be.
Senator Cornyn, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee and a former Texas Supreme Court Justice, will be asking: What is Judge Sotomayor's judicial philosophy? How would she interpret the law? What is proper role of the Supreme Court in a democratic society?
Senator Cornyn set the stage yesterday with his opening statement in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee: