Vitter Statement on Sotomayor Meeting

(Washington, D.C.) – U.S. Sen. David Vitter today issued the following statement regarding his meeting with Sonia Sotomayor, President Obama’s nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court.


“I had a good, substantive discussion with Judge Sotomayor this afternoon. We touched upon a number of topics and I certainly found her to be very engaging and knowledgeable.


“While I found our discussion today to be helpful and positive, I continue to have very serious concerns in a number of areas – including her statement about how her experiences would bring a better view than a white male. She made this remark on a number of occasions, including in a prepared speech and other written formats, giving her multiple opportunities to edit it.


“I will continue to do my homework and will be reading many more of her cases, decisions, speeches and statements in order to reach the right conclusion,” said Vitter.