Mitt Romney has a radio ad up in Ohio attacking Rick Santorum for voting to confirm Sonia Sotomayor to the U.S. Court of Appeals in 1998, "which put her on a path to the Supreme Court." This is the second time Romney has used this line of attack against Santorum. Monday, the DNC issued a statement from their senior adviser for Hispanic Affairs Juan Sepúlveda in response to the ad:
“Mitt Romney is, again, choosing to pander to the extremes in his party and his latest attacks on Justice Sotomayor are yet another clear sign that he is on the wrong side of every issue of importance to Hispanic voters.
“Let’s not forget: Justice Sotomayor was confirmed with the support of nine Republican senators because she has unparalleled judiciary experience, intellect, respect for the Constitution, and common sense. That’s why she belongs on our nation’s highest court, and that’s why she’s a role model for our families. Unfortunately, this is not Romney’s first attack on Sotomayor. It’s clear that, in Justice Sotomayor, Mitt Romney does not see a role model, but a political pawn that he can attack at will if it gets him a vote.
“Mitt Romney has shown time and again that he is after the Tea Party vote, not the Latino vote, and with each attack he locks himself more to his extreme positions. Hispanics are listening, and Mitt Romney’s attacks will not going unnoticed.”