WASHINGTON (CNN) - Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor broke her ankle Monday morning on her way to Washington for another round of meetings on Capitol Hill with senators weighing her nomination, according to the White House.
"This morning, on the way to Washington, D.C., Judge Sotomayor tripped at LaGuardia Airport," said White House spokesman Ben LaBolt in a statement. "After an x-ray at Medical Faculty Associates, it was determined that Judge Sotomayor has a small fracture in her right ankle. She has been treated and released, and is looking forward to keeping her full schedule of meetings on Capitol Hill this afternoon."
Later: Senator signs Sotomayor's cast
A White House official tells CNN Sotomayor spent less than two hours being treated at Medical Faculty Associates.
Sotomayor hobbled on crutches past about a dozen cameras Monday afternoon when she arrived at the office of Republican Sen. Charles Grassley of Iowa - just a few minutes late for her 2 pm courtesy call meeting - sporting a white hard cast on her fractured right ankle that rose up to just below her knee.
The smiling judge, who appeared a tad embarrassed by all the attention to her mishap, would not answer questions at a photo op with Grassley, other than to say: "I feel fine."
Her Monday schedule includes meetings with Grassley and another GOP senator, David Vitter of Louisiana, as well as Democratic Sens. Max Baucus of Montana, Kay Hagan of North Carolina, Mary Landrieu of Louisiana and Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire.
–CNN's Elaine Quijano and Ted Barrett contributed to this report
More missteps from Sotomayor.
A broken ankle gets her no simpathy. She is still a raicst.
Didn't Justice Breyer break his clavicle on his way to his confirmation? There seems to be a pattern here. All this seems to give new meaning to the phrase about keeping your feet on the ground!
At least she didn't fracture the Constitution, which would've been a requirement from the last administration.
It's hard to take someone's opinion about something as weighty as a Supreme Court nominee seriously when they can't correctly spell "sympathy". Makes you wonder if they can define it, either. Makes you wonder if their ignorance extends to other concepts, too. Like, for example, "a racist".
Does she really believe this is going to get her sympathy?
perhaps an old white guy intentionally tripped her?
It's funny how people use words they can't spell correctly.
Hey Gwen- go back to school and learn how to spell,........you are another fine example of the GOP mob mentality.
gwen – "A broken ankle gets her no simpathy. She is still a raicst."
Wow. Looks like someone's been listening to too much Rush Limbo.
Hey Gwen- go back to school and learn how to spell........before spouting off.
Gwen, learn to spell!!!!!
To gwen and GD: May someone who does not know you have as much sympanthy (sorry for the spelling; I guess I am not perfect in every single way like you two are) as both of you do. Thank god both of you are not representative of the majority of the human race and americans in general. Our country would really be in trouble.
Keep moving forward and focused is this justice vision no matter what occurs. She has my vote