It’s good tosee Republican Sen. John Cornyn, chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, trying to keep an open mind in a party that is working hard to attack U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Sonia Sotomayor on a number of racial, racist and sexist fronts. Leading the attacks have been the likes of Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, Pat Buchanan and others. Other Republican leaders need to step forward and wrest control of the party away from the far-right extremists.
“I think it’s terrible. This is not the kind of tone any of us want to set when it comes to performing our constitutional responsibilities of advise and consent.”