Senator Mike Johanns issued the following statement today after learning President Barack Obama has nominated Sonia Sotomayor to serve as the next U.S. Supreme Court Justice:
"The confirmation of a U.S. Supreme Court Justice is one of the most important votes a U.S. Senator makes," said Johanns. "It is critical that any nominee to the Supreme Court have a strong record of objectively interpreting the law and applying the Constitution, not advancing an activist agenda. Therefore, I will be thoroughly reviewing Judge Sotomayor's record and will follow the upcoming committee hearings for a detailed look at her record and opinions before making a final decision."