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Social media wrap: Obama, DeMint and Cornyn react to Elena Kagan's Supreme Court confirmation

Kagan_confirmedBarackObama: Pleased that the Senate has confirmed Elena Kagan as our 112th Supreme Ct. justice. I am confident she will make an outstanding justice.

JimDeMint (Republican senator from South Carolina): I opposed Kagan's confirmation because she does not seem to believe in constitutional limited government.

RoyBlunt (Republican congressman from Missouri): Kagan confirmed by Senate. I'd have voted "no." Supreme Court justices serve lifetime appointments & should respect the Constitution.

SenGillibrand (Democrat from New York): Was so proud to vote to confirm Elena #Kagan to be our next Supreme Court Justice.

FrankLautenberg (Democratic senator from New Jersey): Lautenberg votes to confirm Elena Kagan as Supreme Court Justice. She is now the 4th woman to serve on our nation's highest bench.

JerryBrown2010 (Democratci California attorney general): Congratulations to Justice Elena Kagan for her confirmation as the fourth woman on the Supreme Court.

John Cornyn (Republican senator from Texas): I voted No on Kagan today

Senator David Vitter (Republican from Louisiana): Has anyone heard from Charlie Melancon on how he would have voted on Obama’s Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan? We voted in the U.S. Senate today and since Melancon is running for the Senate, I would think he’d take a position on this, especially since Kagan could become a serious threat to Louisianians’ 2nd Amendment rights. Let me know if you hear anything, but I assume he would have voted 'yes.'

-- Craig Howie

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Photo: Elena Kagan Credit: Associated Press
 
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Great,now it's Rosie Odonel's turn.


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