Monday, July 05, 2010

McConnell Opposes Kagan

McConnell Opposes Kagan; The Caucus; New York Times

Republicans are starting to line up against Elena Kagan. The latest no vote is the party leader, Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky.

In a statement released Friday afternoon, Mr. McConnell said Ms. Kagan had not convinced him that she could take off her political adviser’s hat and replace it with a judge’s robe. Mr. McConnell issued his decision just hours after Senator Orrin Hatch, the Utah Republican, said he would cast his vote against Ms. Kagan.

Their decisions are not a surprise; both voted against the confirmation of Justice Sonia Sotomayor last year. They join Senator James Inhofe, the Oklahoma Republican, who said shortly after Ms. Kagan was nominated that he would not vote for her.

Read the rest here.

This commenter from the site struck a cord with me:

I think it is pretty obvious to an objective observer that Kagan is not cut out to be a justice in the traditional sense of being someone who protects and defends and applies the U.S. Constitution as it is written. She sees a role on the Supreme Court as an opportunity to move the nation into the same Marxist socialist direction that she fought for in her Princeton thesis. Putting her on the Supreme Court would put our nation in grave risk of becoming another socialist failure in the world.
Comment: With the election of President Barrack Obama we are witnessing a similar description concerning his administration's intent and actions. So surely this should be grounds enough for the Republicans and Democrat or two filibuster Kagan's nomination. I'm not high, can't a person just hope? are right, these are Republicans were talking about; I see your point.

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