ARIZONA, USA — Democratic U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema released a statement Sunday that telegraphs her intention to oppose Judge Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court.
The nomination is expected to come before the full Senate for a vote late in the day Monday.
Republican Sen. Martha McSally has already said she will vote "yes" on Coney Barrett.
This is the first Supreme Court confirmation vote for both senators.
In her statement, Sinema, who is a lawyer, said she was "concerned about (Coney Barrett's) inconsistent views":
"It is the duty of all federal judges to consistently apply the Constitution and laws to protect the fundamental rights of all Americans. After watching the Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearings, reading Judge Barrett's legal opinions and scholarly writings, and speaking with her directly, I am concerned about Judge Barrett's inconsistent views on legal precedent, and how those inconsistencies impact her obligation to interpret and uphold the rule of law."