The full Senate is scheduled to vote on the confirmation of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme Court this evening. Her confirmation is pretty much a foregone conclusion, but it's expected that all but seven Republican Senators will vote against her. Will the senators' symbolic stand against Sotomayor have repercussions in the voting booth, particularly among Hispanic voters? The Takeaway talks to Leslie Sanchez, former adviser to President George W. Bush and president of Impacto Group, a communications and market research firm; and Juan Andrade, president of the U.S. Hispanic Leadership Institute, a non-partisan group that tries to mobilize Hispanic votes in 30 states.
"People will see this as a vote against our community. A vote against a very well-qualified jurist irrespective of a judicial philosophy ...They will see this as a rejection of a presence of the Latino community on the Supreme Court of the United States. That is what Latinos will remember."
—Juan Andrade, president of the U.S. Hispanic Leadership Institute, on the political risks of voting against Sonia Sotomayor for a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court