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"'This is not over competence,' Mr. Leahy, ranking Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, said. 'He certainly is competent. This is the whole issue of ideology, and if the ideology is one that you go in with a predetermined agenda, then I don't care if they are a Democrat or a Republican. They don't belong on the Supreme Court.'"