July 12, 2009: New justice battle may jolt GOP (Politico)

  • “I do think it has to be handled correctly,” he said. “I think the American people will respond well if they believe that the Republicans are committed that anyone going onto the Supreme Court is fair and just.” Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), who is undecided on how he’ll vote, predicted that “she will have bipartisan support.” And he said that given Utah GOP Sen. Orrin Hatch’s occasional tendency to defer to a president on nominees, he could be the lone GOP senator to back Sotomayor if the others vote the opposite way.