As SCOTUS Nomination Looms, Gardner Has Been “Consistent Ally of President Donald Trump when it Comes to Judicial Picks”

As SCOTUS Nomination Looms, Gardner Has Been “Consistent Ally of President Donald Trump when it Comes to Judicial Picks”

Gardner has voted for 98% of Trump’s nominees, including those deemed “not qualified” by the nonpartisan American Bar Association 

Denver, CO – After Senator Cory Gardner “flip-flopped” on his 2016 commitment and now claims he will vote for a so-called “qualified” Supreme Court nominee even just weeks before the election, his record shows that he has been a “consistent ally of President Donald Trump when it comes to judicial picks” — even voting for several judicial nominees deemed “not qualified” by the nonpartisan American Bar Association. 

Gardner’s record of voting for 98% of Trump’s judicial picks — voting to confirm all but 4 of Trump’s 214 judicial nominees — comes under laser focus after he gave the president the “pivotal” vote he needed to ram through a lifetime appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court. 

Here are some of the “not qualified” nominees that Gardner has already rubber stamped for Trump and McConnell:

  • Sarah Pitlyk – Pitlyk is in lockstep with Gardner and McConnell in their crusade against the Affordable Care Act and also supports their efforts to restrict reproductive freedom
  • Lawrence VanDyke – The ABA deemed him “not qualified” as an “an ideologue” that would not affirmatively commit to treating LQBTQ matters fairly, and for lacking the “knowledge of the day-to-day practice.”

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