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Lindsey Graham Attacks Sotomayor

Don’t be fooled by the photo of them smiling together on a sofa: After a 30-minute closed-door meeting today with Sonia Sotomayor, Lindsey Graham said he told her “I was very direct. If I use the same standard that Sen. Barack Obama used, then I would not vote for you, quite frankly.” Graham was referring to Obama’s votes against John Roberts and Samuel Alito. "He used a standard, I think, that makes it nearly impossible for a person from the opposite party to vote for the nominee," Graham said. "When I look at her record, her ideology, I'm deeply troubled," he added. "I believe she does have the intellectual capacity, but there is a character problem, there is a temperament problem.” They were the harshest comments so far during Sotomayor’s visits with senators over the past two days.

June 3, 2009 9:57 AM