Dems Attack McDonnell on Sotomayor
Virginia Democrats tried to use yesterday's historic confirmation of Sonia Sotomayor to bash Bob McDonnell today on his lack of support for the new Supreme Court justice.
McDonnell never said he was opposed to Sotomayor, but he never said he supported her either.
In a conference call with reporters this afternoon, Emma Violand-Sanchez, an Arlington School Board Member and yes, a Democrat, said she was disappointed McDonnell did not take a position. Carlos del Toro, a business leader and yes, a Creigh Deeds supporter, said McDonnell is being hypocritical on issues important to the Latino community. "Bob McDonnell had an opportunity to come out of the partisan fray," he said.
In response, McDonnell spokesman Tucker Martin referred us back to a comment he made yesterday in which he called Sotomayor's confirmation "another historic moment in the life of our nation. This achievement adds to her inspirational life story."
The Democrats may be trying to blow the issue out of proportion. Afterall, McDonnell had plenty of company: Only nine out of 40 Republicans in the Senate voted to confirm her.
But they do have at least one point: McDonnell has tried to use controversial federal issues to pin Deeds down. Why shouldn't Deeds and the Democrats get to do the same?
August 7, 2009; 3:13 PM ET
Categories: 2009 Governor's Race , Anita Kumar , Creigh Deeds , Election 2009 , Robert F. McDonnell
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