This week, the Senate begins debate and will vote on the confirmation of U. S. Court of Appeals Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court. In an interview with CNN's John King, former Republican presidential nominee John McCain (AZ) says he is "still going back and forth" whether to vote for Sotomayor.
The conservative Arizona Republican adds he voted against Sotomayor when she was appointed to the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals, but, is "undecided" now because she would "be an inspiration to millions of other Americans, particularly young Hispanic or Latina women."
McCain also adds Republicans "have a lot of work" to appeal to Latino voters. Duh.
AFTER THE JUMP, via Think Progress, watch John McCain flip-flop on his support of President Obama’s first pick for the court who "is expected to easily win confirmation," notes the Boston Globe. John McCain, the man who unleashed Sarah Palin on the nation, is "undecided" on the merits of a judge with 17 years on the federal bench. Or is he worried about re-election in a state that is heavily Hispanic?