Members of the South Carolina Congressional delegation are registering their reaction to President Barack Obama’s nomination of the first Hispanic American to the U.S. Supreme Court.U.S. Appeals Court Judge Sonia Sotomayor would replace retiring Justice David Souter.
U.S. Senator Jim DeMint Tuesday immediately responded to the choice of the first Hispanic to serve on the nation’s highest court:
“Some of her writings raise some serious questions about her approach to the Constitution and the role of the Federal Judiciary, but I will withhold judgement about her nomination until she has the opportunity to fully present her viewd before the Senate. I look forward to the confirmation hearings and meetings with Judge Sotomayor, to learn more about her judicial approach.”
Presidential Advisor Congressman Jim Clyburn issued a statement saying, “President Obama has made a superb pick. With the nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor, the President has demonstrated that he is dedicated to nominating justices who have life experiences that will enable them to both sympathize and empathize with all Americans.”