BREAKING: “Sen. Cory Gardner Says He Plans to Confirm Trump’s U.S. Supreme Court Nominee”
Gardner caves to Trump’s pressure & “flip-flopped” on his own 2016 standard to give McConnell the “key vote” for anti-ACA, anti-choice nominee
Denver, CO – The Durango Herald reports what Coloradans expected: Senator Cory Gardner plans to confirm President Trump’s anti-ACA and anti-choice U.S. Supreme Court nominee, Amy Coney Barrett. Gardner’s support comes one week after he caved to pressure from President Trump and “flip-flopped” on his own 2016 commitment to give his party bosses the “key vote” needed to ram through a lifetime appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court, threatening both Roe v. Wade and the Affordable Care Act.
“Senator Cory Gardner didn’t even need a day to think about it: instead of listening to Coloradans who want the President elected in November to pick the next Supreme Court Justice, he broke his own word and is plowing ahead with a nominee who could overturn the Affordable Care Act and put Roe v. Wade in jeopardy,” said Colorado Democratic Party spokesperson Eli Rosen. “Gardner is nothing more than a lackey for Trump, McConnell, and their corporate special interest allies and over the next 35 days, voters will continue to hold him accountable.”
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Durango Herald: Sen. Cory Gardner says he plans to confirm Trump’s U.S. Supreme Court nominee
‘I voted for Judge Barrett in 2017. I would imagine voting for her again
By John Purcell | September 29, 2020
- U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner said Tuesday morning he plans to vote to confirm Amy Coney Barrett, President Donald Trump’s nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court.
- “Right now … I plan to vote for her,” Gardner said Tuesday morning.
- “I voted for Judge Barrett in 2017. I would imagine voting for her again.”
- Gardner, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and several others were opposed in early 2016 to filling a Supreme Court seat during an election year.
- “Donald Trump and Cory Gardner are jamming through a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court as people are already voting instead of allowing the voters to make our voices heard,” Hickenlooper said in a news release.
- Bennet and other Democrats have echoed Hickenlooper’s sentiment, frequently referencing the McConnell-led effort to block then-President Barack Obama’s 2016 appointment of Judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court.
- With Gardner’s support, along with the support of other vulnerable senators like Martha McSally, R-Ariz., it appears that Barrett will have enough votes to be confirmed.