Pat Toomey Supports Soto

Former Rep. Pat Toomey penned an editorial this morning in the Philadelphia Inquirer in support of the nomination of Sonia Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme Court, the latest in a series of moves by the Pennsylvania Republican to move to the ideological middle in advance of next year’s Senate race.

“If I were a U.S. senator, I would vote for her confirmation, because objective qualifications should matter more than ideology in the judicial confirmation process,” wrote Toomey.

Toomey goes on to note that while he was “troubled” by Sotomayor’s now-famous “wise Latina” remark and her decision in the Ricci case, he examined her record and came to the conclusion that it “shows no pattern of systematic bias”