WASHINGTON - Republican Mel Martinez joined Senate Democrats, including fellow Florida Sen. Bill Nelson, in supporting Sonia Sotomayor on Thursday as the first Hispanic justice on the Supreme Court.
ONTGOMERY, (AP) - Alabama's two Republican U.S. senators voted against approving Sonia Sotomayor for the U.S. Supreme Court.
Sens. Jeff Sessions and Richard Shelby were on the losing side of the Senate's 68-31 vote Thursday in Washington.
Shelby says he voted against Sotomayor because of concerns about her willingness to properly and dutifully uphold fundamental rights guaranteed under the Constitution.
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Re: You Floridians should be proud
Originally Posted by kingchip
From the looks of congress, I don't think any of us has anything to be proud of.
You're right there. Of all the Senators and Representatives, my state has only one Republican (he's a pretty good one at least). We had three Republican Senators (not all at the same time of course) not that long ago who were all fairly liberal, apparently thinking that they would be safe in an increasingly liberal state; apparently the people around here would rather vote for a real Democrat rather than a pretend one.
I think that a good Republican candidate could do very well here, especially with the dissatisfaction with the current state of affairs, but there hasn't been a true conservative run for office in Oregon for a long time and I don't expect one any time soon
Let not the rifles of good and free men be reforged into plowshares, but may they rest in a place of honor; ready, well oiled and God willing unused. For if the price of peace becomes licking the boots of tyrants, then "To Arms!" I say, and may the fortunes of war smile upon patriots.
Fortes Fortuna Javat
Proud that for whatever reason, he has decided to leave before he got kicked out in a few months. Now if only the RINO ruler we have at present will pick someone to fill that can see the light. (Or at least not do something else stupid till elections)
Mel has been voting okay over his term untill now, only 2 votes I did not agree with. Now that he has decided to leave, .... I dont know, but sotomayer... martenez... Maybe he wants to make his hispanic family happy or something. just wish he would have gone out with some self respect, too late now. Governor Crist will appoint a conservative, then when the election comes, we will take all the seats back round here. (I think)
"The 2nd Amendment is my "concealed carry permit"" Ted Nugent
has side stepped or two stepped every issue that i have sent letters to him on especially the birth issue quote some supreme court ruling that if the people vote zero in then it is acceptable as from the people.
glad to see this jerk go wish his benifits were like the rest of us but oh i forgot the rulers always get the pork!