The Senate Judiciary Committee approved the Justice nominee Tuesday.
Press Release Service – Wired PR News – The Senate Judiciary Committee approved Judge Sonia Sotomayor for the Supreme Court. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), the committee voted 13-6 Tuesday, putting Sotomayor a step closer to being confirmed.
Senator Lindsey Graham, who did not side with many of his fellow Republicans, voted with Democrats to approve Sotomayor. Graham is quoted by the AP as stating of his decision, “I would not have chosen her, but I understand why President Obama did. I gladly give her my vote, because I think she meets the qualifications test.” Graham is further quoted as remarking, “America has changed for the better with her selection.”
As noted in the report, Sotomayor’s nomination will be put before the Senate to be voted on next week.
WiredPRNews.com – The latest in U.S. Political News
Photo Credit: Wikipedia: The Official White House Photostream