RUSH: I had forgotten this. The Hill, Capitol Hill newspaper, recalled that in 1997 I predicted that Sonia Sotomayor was on a ‘rocket ship’ for the US Supreme Court. Yes, we have posted the story at RushLimbaugh.com. It’s a flashback.
The headline here: ”Limbaugh Foresaw Sotomayor Pick in ’97.’ — Rush Limbaugh all but predicted 12 years ago that Sonia Sotomayor was headed to the Supreme Court. In 1997, when President Bill Clinton nominated Sotomayor to become a US Circuit Court judge, Limbaugh urged Senate Republicans to block her confirmation. The conservative radio host said, on the day of Sotomayor’s confirmation hearing, Sept. 30, 1997, that she was extremely liberal and was on a ‘rocket ship’ to the high court, according to a 1998 New York Times story on GOP efforts to stop her confirmation. The Times suggested that Limbaugh’s Supreme Court warning was a key reason why GOP senators delayed a floor vote on her nomination for months even after several Republicans on the Judiciary Committee supported her.’