Sotomayor, hobbled by broken ankle, has senators come to her as Capitol Hill meetings continue

Sotomayor rests ankle during Senate meetings

WASHINGTON — Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor is resting her broken ankle, having senators come see her in the Capitol instead of hobbling through hallways to visit them.

Sotomayor said Tuesday she feels great one day after stumbling in the airport while rushing for a flight from New York to Washington.

But the appeals court judge, whose right leg is in a cast and is using crutches, plans to camp out all day in the office of the No. 2 Democrat, Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois. His office is on the third floor of the Capitol.

It’s an unusual way to conduct the so-called courtesy calls that all high court nominees make to meet the senators who will vote on their confirmations.

Sotomayor is to meet with eight senators Tuesday.

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