Sen. John Cornyn’s Sotomayor vote will be no. The Texas Senator came out today with the announcement that he would “regretfully oppose Sotomayor”; Senator Cornyn also said that his decision to oppose Barack Obama’s nominee could come with some political risks, given the makeup of his district.

John Cornyn Sotomayor Vote is no

Senator John Cornyn

Several GOP Senators have already announced that they would support the nomination and vote for Sonya Sotomayor to be confirmed. The hang up for John Cornyn? Sotomayor’s questionable statements about being able to make better decisions as a “wise Latina woman” and her remarks about making legislation from the appeals court bench to name a couple.

Senator Cornyn said in a statement about his vote:

“Voting to confirm Judge Sotomayor — despite my doubts — would certainly be the politically expedient thing to do. But it would not be the right thing to do,” Cornyn said in a statement.

That’s exactly what we can no longer afford; political expediency. Too many on the conservative side have decided to take the easy way out, rather than stand up for conservative values and defend the constitution. Cornyn has decided to vote his values and conscience despite what it might possibly cost him politically. Cornyn’s district is 1/3 Hispanic.

John Cornyn and Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah are falling in line with Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell who had previously stated he would vote no on Sotomayor. John Cornyn’s Sotomayor vote is arguably more courageous than McConnell or Hatch; given what might possibly await him when re-election time comes.

It is a fairly tough decision politically, why oppose the Presidents nominee when she is a shoe in? When you base the decision on values and ideology it’s a no brainer. The John Cornyn Sotomayor vote should be no.

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