GOP Sen. Pat Roberts Becomes First Lawmaker To Officially Oppose Sotomayor

We now have the first Senator going on the record in opposition to the Sotomayor nomination, The Hill reports: Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS).

“I do not plan to vote for her,” Roberts said on a local talk radio show in Kansas city.

“I voted no in 1998. I did not feel she was appropriate on the appeals court,” Roberts said. “Since that time, she has made statements on the role of the appeals court I think is improper and incorrect.”