According to a CBS News report, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs told reporters that Barack Obama did not ask Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor about abortion even though she spent several hours in an interview with Obama.
Hmmm. Wouldn’t Obama want to make absolutely sure Sotomayor was in sync with his strident pro-abortion stance? After all, during his presidential campaign, Obama pledged he would only back pro-abortion Supreme Court candidates. Wouldn’t he want to avoid, at all costs, what happened when President George H.W. Bush nominated David Souter to the high court? Staffers had assured Bush that Souter was in sync with his views. Much to the chagrin of Bush and millions of right-to-life Americans, Souter turned out to be a solid pro-abortion vote on the Court.
Given the support pro-abortion organizations gave Obama during the presidential campaign and his promise to nominate only pro-abortion individuals to our nation’s highest court, I’d say Obama knows exactly where Sonia Sotomayor stands on the issue of abortion.