May 26th, 2009
03:55 PM ET
5 years ago

Romney: Sotomayor nomination 'troubling'

Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney issued a statement Tuesday on Sotomayor's nomination:

"The nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court is troubling. Her public statements make it clear she has an expansive view of the role of the judiciary. Historically, the Court is where judges interpret the Constitution and apply the law. It should never be the place "where policy is made," as Judge Sotomayor has said. Like any nominee, she deserves a fair and thorough hearing. What the American public deserves is a judge who will put the law above her own personal political philosophy."

Filed under: Mitt Romney • Sonia Sotomayor • Supreme Court
soundoff (302 Responses)
  1. Matt

    You know? Scroll down this blog and take a look at all the name calling. Right wing Nazi's? Stuffed suits?

    Unfortunately, there are few adults out there. Liberals and right-wingers alike – it'd be wise to heed Obama's Notre Dame speech – it actually is possible to disagree on issues without reducing the other to caraciture. This is getting old......

    May 26, 2009 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |
  2. kay

    I've got news for you Mitt, nobody CARES what you think.....

    May 26, 2009 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |
  3. John M in NoHo CA

    And Scalia and Roberts don't slant their interpretations?

    May 26, 2009 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
  4. Beth

    "Funny ….Mitt thinks Judge Sonia Sotomayor as a Supreme Court justice is troubling ….yet Sarah Palin as a Vice President nominee was just fine ….."

    Thank you!! That was the BEST comment of the day.

    May 26, 2009 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
  5. Jack Jodell, Minneapolis, MN

    Sorry, Mitt, but Himmler and Goering weren't available for the job. Better luck next time, partisan boy!

    May 26, 2009 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
  6. AJB

    What else would you expect from romney nothing but political posturing.

    His comments ring pretty hollow.

    May 26, 2009 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
  7. al in memphis

    Wouldn't it be something if politicans could keep themselves relevant by actually doings something other that "just criticize" If you want to get notice, get to work

    May 26, 2009 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
  8. Dick Millhouse

    Another victory for the activist left!

    Any person who has explicitly stated that their race and ethnicity render them more qualified to render legal judgements than others is dangerously unqualified for the bench.

    "Troubling"? Yes, to say the least.

    May 26, 2009 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
  9. Wanda

    Thank you Mr. Romney for caring about US justice and for putting this into words!

    May 26, 2009 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
  10. BJ

    She just wants to be on the court so they stop overturning her rulings...

    May 26, 2009 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
  11. John, Rochester MN

    @TampaRich who said:
    Then why are the democrats trying to burn the constitution, freedom of speech, gone. Guns, soon to be gone.
    -------------------–
    Where are you getting your information? The biggest step against freedom of speech came during the Bush years, and there has never been an indication that Dems want all guns gone.

    May 26, 2009 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
  12. Joey, MN

    Headline – Public: Romney comments 'stupid'.

    May 26, 2009 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
  13. Wayne Daley

    It is troubling to Mitt Romney because Obama did not pick a white male.

    May 26, 2009 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
  14. TRUTH

    Of course any conservative who has any objection to this pick will immediately be deemed a racist. That's because Liberals are phony and have selective memory loss. Conservatives are the color blind ones, while liberals select and elect officialis based only on their pigment. That is the true racism. Liberals are absolutely destroying the fibers of our country

    May 26, 2009 01:54 pm at 1:54 pm |
  15. Ted

    Romney and many Republicans would find anyone that Obama picked as "troubling".

    They just don't get it. They have nothing to add to the discussion so just say"no".

    Thank you fellow Americans for electing Obama! What an excellent choice he has made for the Supreme Court.

    May 26, 2009 01:54 pm at 1:54 pm |
  16. Courtney

    This is coming from someone who when he opens his mouth always show the classic case of someone who is suffering from: "Constipation of the brain and Dirrhea of the mouth...GO AWAY Mitt."

    May 26, 2009 01:54 pm at 1:54 pm |
  17. jeff

    I think Romney is troubling.

    May 26, 2009 01:54 pm at 1:54 pm |
  18. Chad, California

    All Right! I love Chimini-changas!!!

    Sorry Mitt, but the supreme court will only progress with diversity.. We have enough white men like yourself running things, and look where we are today!

    May 26, 2009 01:54 pm at 1:54 pm |
  19. Golddigger

    Romney let it go,don't let everyone see you are a racist, let it go,,,,,,

    May 26, 2009 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  20. Ben

    Oh shut up Mitt.

    May 26, 2009 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  21. harold share

    Amazing comment by Romney about supreme court policy didnt the supreme court give Bush an election he didnt win. Hows that for policy.

    May 26, 2009 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
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