Disgraced former Senate Republican aide calls on McConnell to filibuster Sotomayor.

manualRight-wing activist Manuel Mirdanda coordinated a letter that will be delivered to Senate Republicans today from “more than 145 conservatives” calling for a filibuster of the nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court. Going further than the letter, Miranda told Politico that Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) should “consider resigning” his leadership role if he can’t “take a harder line” on Sotomayor. In 2004, Miranda struck a slightly different tone, calling filibustering judicial nominees “unprecedented, unconstitutional.” As Greg Sargent notes, as an aide to then Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-TN) in 2004, Miranda was caught “hacking into the computers of Senate [Democrats] and downloading thousands of documents relating to the strategies of [Democratic] Senators on judicial nominations.” Miranda resigned and now runs Third Branch Conference, “a coalition of conservatives focused on judges.”