Senate begins Confirmation Hearings

POSTED: Wednesday, August 5, 2009 - 3:17pm
UPDATED: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 9:52am

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate's Democratic women are describing Sonia Sotomayor as a role model for women and minorities, as the Senate moves toward a vote on her Supreme Court nomination as soon as tomorrow.

The women took to the Senate floor this morning to highlight the landmark nature of her confirmation, which is seen as certain. A handful of Republicans plan to join Democrats in voting to confirm her.

Most Senate Republicans still object to Sotomayor, describing her as unfit for the court because of what they see as her biases. But Missouri's Kit Bond is the latest GOP senator to break with his colleagues, saying she's a well-qualified jurist.

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