Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart

Representing the 25th District of FLORIDA

Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart on Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor

Aug 6, 2009
Press Release
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.