Great to see you all again! It's always a pleasure to visit DailyKos, especially on days like today when we have occasion to celebrate.
Today, by a 68 – 31 vote, the U.S. Senate overwhelmingly voted to confirm Judge Sonia Sotomayor as the next Associate Justice of the Supreme Court!
I couldn't be more thrilled that this talented and experienced judge will be joining the highest court in the land. She will be an amazing asset to our country on the Supreme Court.
This is a time to celebrate. I hope you'll join me in congratulating Justice Sotomayor right now.
When Justice David Souter first announced that he would be retiring, I urged President Obama to nominate a well-qualified woman to ensure that the Court more accurately reflects the diversity of backgrounds and perspectives in America.
I think you'll agree: President Obama responded by making an excellent choice with Justice Sonia Sotomayor.
Throughout Justice Sotomayor's confirmation hearings, I was impressed by her poise, her thoughtful responses, and the depth of experience she will bring to bear on critical constitutional questions. Those are exactly the qualities we need in our Supreme Court Justices.
Justice Sotomayor's story is quintessentially American. From the Bronx, to Princeton, to the Supreme Court, she has worked hard, honored the law, and succeeded. She is an example for all Americans of what each and every one of us can strive to be.
When Justice Sotomayor takes her place on the Supreme Court, I want her to know that our best wishes go with her.
I want her to know that, even in the most difficult of cases, we stand behind her — and thank her for her clarity of judgment and fidelity to the law.
Help me send that message.
P.S. We'll be delivering our card to Justice Sotomayor's new office at the Supreme Court next week, so make sure your signature — and your own personal comments — are on it. We'll also be posting some of the comments on our new Boxer Blog. So please sign our online congratulations card for Justice Sonia Sotomayor right now — and offer your own personal best wishes as well!