GOP Sen. Voinovich to Support Sotomayor for Court

August 6, 2009 - 1:41 PM
Republican Sen. George Voinovich says he'll vote for Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor when the Senate votes on her nomination to be the first Hispanic justice.
Washington (AP) - Republican Sen. George Voinovich says he'll vote for Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor when the Senate votes on her nomination to be the first Hispanic justice.
 
The Ohioan becomes the ninth Republican to announce he'll break with his party to support President Barack Obama's first high court nominee.
 
More than three-quarters of the Senate's Republicans have said they'll vote against Sotomayor, including all but one of the party's leaders. But with no Democrats expected to oppose her, she has more than enough support to be easily confirmed in the vote set for Thursday afternoon.