Raquel Rodriguez was interviewed on CNN Lou Dobbs Tonight (May 27) concerning the nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court. Having previously been involved in the appointment process for many judges as general counsel to former Florida governor Bush, Ms. Rodriguez explained why she is withholding support from Judge Sotomayor's nomination at this time. "My focus is judicial philosophy, not political philosophy," Ms Rodriguez explained. "[T]he Senate needs to exam[ine] whether or not there is going to be any possibility of judicial interpretation through any kind of ethnic or gender-based lens. … Is this going to be a judge who is going to expand rights into the Constitution that are not there?" Ms. Rodriguez emphasized that she supports "a full and searching inquiry" on Judge Sotomayor's record, adding "I think she deserves to be interviewed on the merits."