CNN Congressional Producer
Flagging a couple of key quotes from Sen. Dianne Feinstein after her meeting late today with Sotomayor.
First, on abortion. Feinstein says she talked “generally” about the subject with the judge and is comfortable that Sotomayor believes strongly in precedents – which basically is code for meaning she won’t overturn Roe.
“I think she’s a women who is well-steeped in the law and well-steeped in precedent and I believe she has a real respect for precedent and that was not just saying that and if that is really true then I will agree with her and I believe it is.”
The second is on the “Latina” comment. Feinstein said Sotomayor told her it was a “poor choice of words.”
“She said obviously it was a poor choice of words if you read on and read the rest of my speech you wouldn’t be concerned with it but it was a poor choice of words.”
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