Bench Memos

Republican Vote Tally on Sotomayor

With Senators Hutchison, Burr, and DeMint all announcing today that they will vote against Judge Sotomayor’s nomination, that makes, by my count, a current total of 23 announced negative votes among Senate Republicans:

Bennett

Brownback

Bunning

Burr

Coburn

Cochran

Cornyn

DeMint

Crapo

Grassley

Hatch

Hutchison

Inhofe

Johanns

Kyl

McConnell

Roberts

Risch

Sessions

Shelby

Thune

Vitter

Wicker

There are 5 6 announced Republican votes to confirm Sotomayor:  Collins, Graham, Lugar, Martinez, and Snowe, and Voinovich.

Eleven Twelve Republicans remain to be heard from:  Alexander, Barrasso, Bond, Chambliss, Corker, Ensign, Enzi, Gregg, Isakson, McCain, and Murkowski, and Voinovich