Lawmakers largely avoid tweeting on Sotomayor

The dozens of lawmakers on Twitter largely ignored Judge Sonia Sotomayor's nomination to the Supreme Court, preferring instead to go about their normal business.

Republicans and Democrats alike -- who are in recess from their congressional duties this week -- preferred not to use their Twitter pages to provide snap reactions to President Obama's pick to join the nation's top court.

Lawmakers focused largely on their speeches and work in the district Tuesday.

Rep. Sander Levin (D-Mich.) tweeted:
On way to SEMCOG for meetings with President Obama's Auto Communities Director, city officials and businesses.


Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.) focused on passports:
New restrictions on travel to Canada start June 1st! I'm hosting a passport fair tomorrow in #Spokane to help you prepare: http://is.gd/F2yk


Rep. Artur Davis (D-Ala.) tweeted about an upcoming Birmingham speech:
looking forward to speaking to the Birmingham Chapter of the Nat'l Association of Women Business Owners this afternoon.


Among the multitudes of tweets demurring from commenting on Sotomayor, two lawmakers -- Sens. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) and Chris Dodd (D-Conn.) -- stood out in tweeting their praise for the nomination.

McCaskill tweeted:
Going on Fox News in a few to talk about Judge Sotomayor. It's a terrific pick.Like her background as a courtroom prosecutor & trial judge.


While Dodd tweeted:
Judge Sotomayor is a highly qualified and historic nominee who would bring extensive legal experience and a unique perspective to the Court.