Mark Warner has joined some of his fellow Democrats in supporting Sotomayor.Â But I don’t particularly appreciate the quote seen here:
â€œIâ€™m very disappointed. [NRA seems] to be going beyond their Second Amendment issues, particularly when I think the judgeâ€™s positions on those issues are still fairly open,â€ Warner said. â€œI trust in her judgment and temperament. I think the NRA at some point has gone beyond its mission, and are perhaps allowing themselves to get hijacked by those who are in the extreme.â€
Fairly open because she didn’t answer any questions, even on vague constitutional principles which she ought to be able to answer.Â If there’s one thing I’ve disliked about guys like Tester, and now apparently Warner, is that they’ve been entirely willing to carry water for virulently anti-gun people for the sake of their party.Â Most Democrats seem to be lining up with the party on this one, which is what I expected.Â Like I said, we aren’t doing too badly with this Senate, but there are obviously limits to how far we can push. Scuttling a nomination is difficult.