As Judge Sonia Sotomayor’s confirmation hearings for Supreme Court Justice wrap up, Senator Bond seems supportive. Jessica Machetta has the story.

Judge Sotomayor’s confirmation hearings were completed last week. The Senate Judiciary Committee begins its consideration tomorrow.

Senator Bond says her experience on the bench speaks well for her and he sees no major problems at this point. He says he’ll probably have have some questions for her and he reserves final judgement until then.

Bond wouldn’t go so far as to say Sotomayor’s previous comments about Latina women were racist, but did say she probably hopes she can take those comments back; he says he trusts she’ll be judicious on the bench and not make policy comments there.

Bond also spoke out on suicide bombers that attacked a hotel in Jakarta have ties to those who flew into the World Trade Center on 9/11. He says the terrorists responsible for this attack are  some of Al Quaida’s partners in crime. He says he’s spent a lot of time studying Southeast Asia.

Bond says if the U.S. doesn’t take a hard stance in this case, there’s a chance terrorism will develop there even more, threatening one of our largest trading partners. He says we should be working with the muslim nations of Southeast Asia.

And, as Congress continues to battle over the proposed health care legislation, Senator Bond stands avidly against it. He says it’s too much, too soon. 

President Obama is confident the legislation will pass and urged lawmakers Friday to write stronger cost-cutting provisions into the bills. Bond says Obama needs to stick to his campaign promises and stop the over spending.

Jessica Machetta reports [Download/listen Mp3]