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July 20th, 2009
07:04 AM ET

Sotomayor vote delayed? GOP wants to wait a week

Democrats want the Senate Judiciary Committee to vote on judge Sonia Sotomayor's supreme court nomination next week.

But some republicans are saying, not so fast. The ranking republican on the committee, Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions, says he's still troubled by some of the things Sotomayor has said.

He wants to delay the vote until July 28th. Among those still questioning the nomination, anti-abortion groups.

Fredricka Whitfiled spoke with the president of Americans United for Life.

Filed under: Anchors • Fredricka Whitfield
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  1. michael armstrong sr.

    The democrats knows something that the republicans dont and wants the conformation made before there little secret is found out.

    July 20, 2009 at 9:01 am |
  2. Larry

    I'll be glad when the rest of the Republicans are out of office.

    July 20, 2009 at 9:08 am |
  3. Tax Payer

    you know it is a shame everything has to be about RACE if that woman was WHITE old dude would not have a problem or have anytrouble with what ever was said..

    And Larry not only the Republicans need to be out of office but there are some demercrats that need to go away also.

    If you ask me all of them need to be REPLACE because they are not doing anything but making things worst for the world, making there own self richer at tax payer money by so many ways by so many needless taxes Like this Alarm Tax B.S. Next we will have to pay for Alarms on our cars.

    July 20, 2009 at 11:12 am |
  4. Jennifer

    Republicans are being very un-American yet again. I hear nothing of substance coming from their mouths regarding Ms. Sodamayor only more whining. When will the rest of us demand they stop embarrassing themselves and us as a nation with the spectacle we are again witnessing. Ms. Sotomayor has answered every question they ask of her and now they want more time? For what? Time for them to look up in the dictionary what she just said. She may have a Latin name but she is speaking English. Why can't they understand what she has said? Swear her in and let her get on with a her new job already your 15 minutes are up!

    July 20, 2009 at 3:50 pm |
  5. norris facey

    unbelievable a racist party G>O>P a party which has been the racist whigg party which became the apartheid party of the united states pretending to be against racism what awhite lie –please - maybe its because the american media is so bloody lazy why jeff sessions from Alabama practices lustrously ----- first and last comment about a southern racist oh boy oh boy JEFF.SESSIONS

    July 20, 2009 at 3:56 pm |
  6. Mary

    Sotomayor's past is a prerequisite to her present. Her beliefs and views have not changed no matter how many times she "walks back." Her past has caught up to her present. If those in the Senate think that the VOTING PUBLIC is not paying attention, they had better think again, because WE ARE HERE, WE ARE STRONG, AND WE ARE PAYING ATTENTION. We voted for you people because we thought you shared our views. You are all a miserable bunch right now, and Leahy is leading the pack. Arlen Specter has already DEFECTED, jumped ship, and left his crew of republicans who voted for him drowning so that he can vote yes in order to secure his position at the next election and to make Obama happy. His DEFECTION may well backfire on him in the next election. If the rest of you are planning to do the same and forget this woman's past, and vote yes for confirmation, do it now and get it over with; so we have time to gather information on the candidates who will be running against you in the next election to see who we will vote for, knowing that we will not vote for any of you if it can be helped.

    July 20, 2009 at 11:09 pm |
  7. Michael

    This shows the Conservatives/Republicans are racist. This country can never go foward because of greed and hate.

    July 21, 2009 at 12:24 am |
  8. marsh

    vote gong to pass anyways so why the delay.. i beleive they all working togeher anyways.. so republicans trying make people think they really concern by delaying it. you no election is about come up. no party is better than the other!!!!

    July 21, 2009 at 8:50 am |
  9. Mark

    Prof. Gates is clearly the bigot in this incident. His actions were repugnant. Instead of spewing his own racial hatred towards Sgt. Crowley all he needed to do was identify himself. The situation would have been resolved quickly. Sgt. Crowley was only doing his duty when responding to a reported forced entry at the residence. Prof. Gates does not understand this? How sad! What Prof. Gates needs to do now is apologize to Officer Crowley, and the other officers present, for his despicable behavior.

    July 25, 2009 at 4:56 pm |

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