Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse has been making national news lately for his outspoken views on Sonia Sotomayor’s nomination to the SCOTUS, health care reform and the debate on torture. Here are a few selected videos:
- VIDEO: In a stirring speech before a standing room only crowd at the opening session of the 2009 ACS National Convention, U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse made the case for the swift confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Judge Sonia Sotomayor and offered a strong response to the “avalanche of innuendo and even falsehoods meant to weaken the case for Judge Sotomayor’s confirmation.” Taking on the critics who questioned the relevance of Judge Sotomayor’s background, Whitehouse quoted Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes’ famous aphorism that, “The Life of the law has not been logic: it has been experience ….”
- VIDEO: During this appearance on MSNBC’s Morning Joe with Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski, Sen. Whitehouse discusses the urgent need to fix our broken health care system.
- VIDEO: Sen. Whitehouse discusses the progress of health care reform and the role Rhode Islanders’ stories are playing in it.
- VIDEO: In this interview on MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow Show, Sen. Whitehouse discusses the prospects for closing the Guantanamo Bay detention center, and questioned the effectiveness of torture techniques used by the Bush Administration.