CDP Statement On Trump’s SCOTUS Nominee & Gardner’s“Key Vote” to Repeal ACA & Overturn Roe v. Wade
Denver, CO – Senator Cory Gardner “flip-flopped” on his own 2016 commitment and gave President Trump and Mitch McConnell the “key vote” needed to ram through a lifetime appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Colorado Democratic Party chair Morgan Carroll released the following statement on President Trump’s anti-choice and anti-Affordable Care Act Supreme Court nominee:
“Senator Cory Gardner cowardly caved to Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell and gave his party bosses the greenlight to rush a Supreme Court justice through that could overturn the Affordable Care Act — gutting protections for people with pre-existing conditions — and put Roe v. Wade on the chopping block. Plain and simple, Senator Gardner sold Coloradans out.”
Gardner voted to confirm Barrett in 2017 while Senator Michael Bennet opposed.
Get the facts on Trump’s SCOTUS nominee, Amy Coney Barrett, and her extensive record of crusading against the Affordable and women’s reproductive freedom:
Coney Barrett Has Attacked SCOTUS for Upholding the ACA
- Coney Barret attacked the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the ACA, which expanded health care to more than 400,000 Coloradans and instituted protections for more than 2.4 million Coloradans with pre-existing conditions. Barrett wrote that Chief Justice Roberts “pushed the Affordable Care Act beyond its plausible meaning to save the statute.”
- Coney Barret suggested that she would have struck down the ACA’s subsidies that help low-income Coloradans pay for health care insurance.
- The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear another lawsuit to overturn the ACA on November 10th.
Barrett is a Threat to Reproductive Freedom
- 17 reproductive rights groups have already sounded the alarm on Coney Barrett’s rigid views on reproductive freedoms, saying in a 2017 letter opposing Coney Barrett’s nomination to the Seventh Circuit that she would “put reproductive freedom in danger.”
- Coney Barrett has criticized Roe v. Wade and said that she does not think that cases like Roe are actually settled law, but rather there is “space” for “reargument.” Coney Barrett argues that the Supreme Court should consider overturning its own precedents, including Roe.
- Coney Barrett criticized the ACA’s expansion of contraception access under the guise that it is an “assault on religious freedom” and falsely criticized the Obama administration for providing “abortion-inducing drugs, contraception, and sterilization.”