Roberts told 'don't take the bait' by winger Cornyn
Day one of hearings. I haven’t had access, so I don’t know how it is going. I do know, however, that John Roberts got a little coaching from the fringe element of the party. He’s also got some Prayer Warriors behind him and the Chimp. (AgapePress):
Shortly after sitting down to begin his opening hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Roberts was given a bit of advice from John Cornyn: “Don’t take the bait,” he was told by the senator from Texas. “Decline to answer any question that you feel would compromise your ability to do your job.”
Cornyn was laying the groundwork for the type of questions likely to come from several Democratic members of the Judiciary Committee, who are expected to probe for Roberts’ stance on cases and issues that could possibly come before the Supreme Court. The Texas lawmaker acknowledged that the senators have a right to ask whatever questions they wish — and admitted that perhaps all on the committee were “curious” to know how he might rule in future cases.
“But just because we are curious does not mean that our curiosity should be satisfied,” Cornyn added.
Cornyn, a wild-eyed supporter of FMA made headlines for this unbelievable quote a while back.
Describing Roberts as a “man of integrity” with “impeccable legal credentials,” Concerned Women for America‘s Wendy Wright addresses the expected onslaught of inquiry from the Democratic side of the aisle.
Become Prayer Warriors
Aside from the Roberts nomination, President Bush still must select someone to replace the retiring Sandra Day O’Connor. As he considers that selection — and perhaps others before he leaves the White House — one Christian leader is calling on believers to do their part to get the right persons on the high court.
“The most important thing that [Christians] can do now is pray,” says Rob Schenck of the National Clergy Council. “It’s the president who makes the selection; it’s the Senate Judiciary Committee and Senate as a whole that will confirm or reject that selection. But we are left with the most powerful influence of all –and that is, to pray that God’s will be done throughout the process.”