Graham: I'll Vote for Sotomayor

'I feel this is the right vote for me, and quite frankly, for the country,' Graham said
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 22, 2009 3:59 PM CDT
President Barack Obama's Supreme Court nominee, Sonia Sotomayor, concludes her testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, July 16, 2009.    (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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(Newser) – Lindsey Graham intends to vote for Sonia Sotomayor’s confirmation to the Supreme Court, Talking Points Memo reports. "I believe she is well qualified,” said the senator, one of her more aggressive questioners. "She's definitely more liberal than a Republican would have chosen, but I do believe elections have consequences." President Obama "deserves some deference on my part," Graham said.

And what of Sotomayor’s “wise Latina” comment? "The speeches are troubling,” Graham said, “but, you know what, I've given some speeches that may have been troubling to those on the other side.”