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DEVELOPING: Buchanan County Republican Central Committee Expresses “Discontent” With Sen. Bond Over Sotomayer Vote

August 5th, 2009 by mopns_admin · No Comments

Below is a rough draft of a letter the committee approved last night:

It is with great disappointment that the Buchanan County Republican Central Committee finds the need to submit this letter expressing our discontent with Senator Kit Bond’s decision to vote in favor of the appointment of Justice Sonia Sotomayor to the United States Supreme Court.

The committee fully recognizes and appreciates Justice Sotomayor’s background and service, but feels her past rulings are in conflict with the appropriate role of a justice on the highest court in the land. We are saddened that a fellow Republican entrusted with the responsibility to vote on her qualifications believes otherwise.

The BCRCC has a long history of support of Senator Bond. Many of our members have volunteered tirelessly on his campaigns, many since his days as Governor of this great state. It is with regret that we must condemn his announced yes vote on the appointment of Justice Sotomayor.

In his statement to the press, Senator Bond noted that “elections have consequences”. While fully aware that Republicans lost the Presidential race in 2008, as a committee we understand that the loss does not mean we must abandon our principles as a political party by giving a free pass to those who would tear down the foundations of our great nation.

It is our hope that Senator Bond will vote appropriately by casting a no vote for the appointment of Justice Sotomayor. If his yes vote is an attempt to leave public service with a legacy of bipartisanship by conceding his principles, we would remind him what an empty legacy that would be. We hope that he will finish his long tenure as a public servant by clinging to the foundations that have returned him to office for so many years.

Respectfully

Related:

AP: Kit Bond says he’ll vote for Sotomayor

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