Panel delays Sotomayor vote as GOP support grows

Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., announced he will vote against Sotomayor because she refused to say during her confirmation hearings that the Second Amendment right to bear arms binds states as well as the federal government — an issue on which the Supreme Court has yet to rule.

Wicker said Sotomayor “shows an alarming hostility toward law-abiding gun owners across the country,” and accused her of having an “aversion to impartiality.”