Skip to comments.CA: Campbell would have supported Sotomayor; not Kagan
Posted on 05/18/2010 9:27:25 AM PDT by NormsRevenge
SAN DIEGO Republican U.S. Senate candidate Tom Campbell said Monday he would have voted to confirm one of President Barack Obamas U.S. Supreme Court nominees but not the other.
He said he would have voted for Justice Sonia Sotomayor, but would vote against Solicitor General Elena Kagan, whom Obama nominated last week to replace the retiring Justice John Paul Stevens. Campbell said Kagan has insufficient experience.
Justice Sotomayor had 20 years of experience, Campbell said at a meeting with about a dozen young professionals, mostly recent law school graduates, in the conference room of a Liberty Station law office. Yes, she is more liberal than I am, but shes not out of the mainstream of reasonable discourse. She was qualified. Solicitor General Kagan has never tried a case, never argued a case before she became solicitor general 13 months ago.
Campbell, a former congressman, state senator and state finance director, also defended the controversial Arizona anti-illegal immigration law as reasonable.
He noted that the law only requires law enforcement officers to inquire about a persons residency status only if the person was legally stopped for another reason and only if the officer has reasonable suspicion the person might not be in the country legally.
What a worthless chump. That’s the best that (R)s have. What (R) would vote for this turd.
It’s great when people like Campbell open their yaps and reinforce what you already thought of them.
I agree. What an idiot. He stops thinking before half way through.
Campbell’s not an idiot - he’s just not a conservative. Therefore, he has to come up with stupid, tortured formulations like these to try to please everybody. Just the fact that he would come right out and oppose Kagan is progress, of a sort, for him.
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