"Alberto Gonzales says Sotomayor ‘should be confirmed.’"
Earlier today, Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ), a member of the Judiciary Committee, announced that he would vote against Judge Sonia Sotomayor’s confirmation to the Supreme Court while Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), who is also on the committee, said he would vote for her. On NPR today, another prominent Republican, former attorney general Alberto Gonzales, also endorsed Sotomayor’s confirmation:
MARTIN: And what is your assessment of that? What’s your view of that, if you got a vote? Which I recognize you’re saying you don’t, but if you had a vote, do you think she does?
GONZALES: Well, listen, based on the answers to the questions, I think that yes, she should be confirmed.
Gonzales had previously said that he believed Sotomayor was “well qualified” for the Supreme Court.