July 7, 2009: GOP Senators Say They Have No Plans To Delay Sotomayor Hearings (CQPolitics.com)

  • On Tuesday, Judiciary Chairman Patrick J. Leahy, D-Vt., held a press conference with nine law enforcement group officials to tout the nominee. Asked about a potential GOP move to delay the July 13 hearing start date, Leahy said, "I have a feeling that the American people would say 'what are you afraid of?'"