Michael Steele On Sotomayor: GOP Will "Reserve Judgment"

Republican National Committee chair Michael Steele responded Tuesday morning to President Obama's nomination of Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court by saying his party would "reserve judgment" for now.

"Republicans look forward to learning more about federal appeals court judge Sonia Sotomayor's thoughts on the importance of the Supreme Court's fidelity to the Constitution and the rule of law. Supreme Court vacancies are rare, which makes Sonia Sotomayor's nomination a perfect opportunity for America to have a thoughtful discussion about the role of the Supreme Court in our daily lives. Republicans will reserve judgment on Sonia Sotomayor until there has been a thorough and thoughtful examination of her legal views," Steele said.

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