McConnell: More time needed for Sotomayor

The Senate needs more time to prepare for Sonia Sotomayor's confirmation hearings after coming across 300 new boxes of documents relating to her past legal work, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnellMitch McConnellTrump hires Rand Paul's former digital director: report Overnight Finance: Trump threatens NAFTA withdrawal | Senate poised for crucial Puerto Rico vote | Ryan calls for UK trade deal | Senate Dems block Zika funding deal Overnight Healthcare: Blame game over Zika funding MORE (R-Ky.) said today.

"[J]ust a day or so ago, we discovered that there are 300 boxes of additional material that has just been discovered from her time working with the Puerto Rican Legal Defense Fund," McConnell said on Fox News Sunday.

"The committee needs to have access to that material and time to work through it so we don't--so we know all the facts before we vote on a person who's up for a lifetime job," McConnell added.

Sotomayor's hearings are scheduled to begin July 13, and Senate Democrats hope to vote on confirmation before the August recess.

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