Ben Nelson of Nebraska, a moderate voice in the U.S. Congress, on Tuesday became the first Senate Democrat to announce his support for conservative Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito, who is expected to be confirmed later this month by the full Republican-led Senate.
“I have decided to vote in favor of Judge Samuel Alito,” Nelson said in a statement issued by his office.
“I came to this decision after careful consideration of his impeccable judicial credentials, the American Bar Association’s strong recommendation and his pledge that he would not bring a political agenda to the court,” Nelson said.
A Democrat in a very red state of Nebraska – such a courageous move – NOT.
Of course, Ben Nelson will vote for Judge Alito. A judge of his qualifictions is what America desires in their supreme court justices.
Senator Ben Nelson is NO Dianne Feinstein and that is a GOOD thing.
Judge Alito is on his way to becoming Justice Alito.
The Political Teen has the video of the announcement here.
Michelle Malkin has A DEMOCRAT SENATOR FOR ALITO
More Democrat Senators will move the confirmation vote past the filibuster threshold of 60 prior to the 24th meeting of the Senate Judiciary Committee.