Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart on Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor
For Immediate Release
MIAMI-Today Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL) made the following statement regarding the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor:
“The professional accomplishments of Justice Sonia Sotomayor are commendable and her nomination to the Supreme Court is historic. She came from humble beginnings and through hard work, dedication and a desire to succeed, has come to embody the American dream.
“She deserved a full and fair confirmation hearing and I am glad to see that she was granted one. This is a stark contrast to just a few years ago when Democratic leaders obstructed the confirmation process of Miguel Estrada, a highly qualified attorney to the D.C. Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals in 2003.
“As Justice Sotomayor begins her tenure in the Supreme Court, I trust that she will interpret the law and the Constitution fairly and justly, as stated in the oath that she will take as justice,” said Diaz-Balart.