Bennet Statement on President Obama's Nomination of Sonia Sotomayor to The U.S. Supreme Court

Denver, CO - Michael Bennet, U.S. Senator for Colorado, released the following statement on President Obama's nomination of Sonia Sotomayor to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court:

"Sonia Sotomayor is a tremendous choice for the U.S. Supreme Court. She is a thoughtful and balanced judge with a keen intellect and a broad academic and legal background. Her skill and fair-mindedness on the federal bench has won the praise and support of Republicans and Democrats alike.

"Judge Sotomayor's nomination is historic. If confirmed, she will be only the third woman and the first Hispanic to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court. She brings with her a compelling life story and personal experience that will add to the Court's diversity and its shared understanding of how its decisions affect the daily lives of hardworking Americans.

"Today, President Obama has showed us how he can bring this country together. By selecting Judge Sotomayor, he has chosen a nominee who has previously been nominated for judicial appointments by President George H.W. Bush and by President Bill Clinton. Judge Sotomayor has been confirmed twice before by the full Senate and her nomination to the Supreme Court should be considered swiftly."

-Michael F. Bennet, U.S. Senator for Colorado