One Particular Instance of Senator Alexander’s Independence

by Carrie Severino

Roll Call has a story previewing the GOP race to replace Sen. Jon Kyl as whip on the Republican leadership team. According to the headline:  “Independence Could Stall Alexander’s Rise.” I was surprised, then, that the article failed to mention the fact that Alexander was the only member of the Republican leadership team to support Sonia Sotomayor’s nomination to the Supreme Court, despite an abundance of evidence that she would use the role to advance her own political preferences.