UPDATE: Republican Wicker to vote against Sotomayor

JACKSON — Republican Sen. Roger Wicker of Mississippi says he will vote against confirming Sonia Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Wicker said in a statement Tuesday that Sotomayor has shown an “alarming hostility” toward gun owners.

Wicker also said he believes Sotomayor would not be impartial. He said he worries that Sotomayor, nominated by President Barack Obama, would base her decisions on “personal experiences and group preferences” rather than on the law.

The Associated Press