9 Days Before Election, Gardner Votes in Lockstep With Trump to Ram Through Supreme Court Nominee

9 Days Before Election, Gardner Votes in Lockstep With Trump to Ram Through Supreme Court Nominee

Cory Gardner’s vote threatens Coloradans’ health care, reproductive freedom, LGBTQ equality, civil rights and more

In 2016, Gardner said eight months from an election was “too soon” to vote on a Supreme Court nominee

Denver, CO – Moments ago, after 1.5 million Coloradans have already cast their ballots and just nine days before the election, Senator Cory Gardner voted in lockstep with his party yet again to advance President Trump’s anti-Affordable Care Act and anti-choice Supreme Court nominee closer to a lifetime appointment on the Court

Instead of working in good faith to pass pandemic relief as COVID rages, Gardner and the GOP are prioritizing rushing through a Supreme Court Justice — with Gardner giving Mitch McConnell the “key vote” — despite Gardner taking a stand eight months before the election in 2016, saying that “our next election is too soon” and “the American people deserve a role” in the selection of the next Supreme Court justice. While two GOP senators broke with their party to oppose Trump’s nomination this close to the election, Gardner once again fell in line with Trump. 

“Instead of abiding by his own rules and listening to Coloradans who want the President elected in November to pick the next Supreme Court Justice, Cory Gardner and Mitch McConnell are hell-bent on rushing through a nominee who could overturn the Affordable Care Act and put Roe v. Wade in jeopardy,” said Colorado Democratic Party spokesperson Eli Rosen. “More than a million and a half Coloradans have already voted and we are just over a week away from Election Day, but Gardner’s fealty to Mitch McConnell and President Trump knows no bounds — especially when Gardner has a chance to cement his attacks on our health care and basic rights.”

Listen to Gardner’s own words from 2016, saying clearly that eight months from the election was too soon to fill a vacancy on the Supreme Court: