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GOP’s Graham says he’ll vote for Sotomayor

July 23, 2009

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— Outspoken Republican South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham said Wednesday that he would vote for Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor, calling her “well-qualified.”

Graham’s decision had been closely watched as an important barometer of whether Sotomayor, President Barack Obama’s first Supreme Court nominee, would attract strong bipartisan support.

“I would not have chosen her if I had made this choice as president,” the conservative Graham said in a Senate speech, “but I understand why President Obama did choose her, and I’m happy to vote for her.”

Graham, the fifth Republican senator — and the first Republican on the Senate Judiciary committee — to declare his support for the federal appellate judge, urged colleagues to put aside partisan politics.

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KEITHMILES05 5 years, 5 months ago

I resigned from the GOP last Sept. They are total sell out.

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