Gardner Claims He is “Focused on COVID” But GOP Abandoned COVID Relief to Ram Through Trump’s Anti-ACA SCOTUS Pick

Gardner Claims He is “Focused on COVID” But GOP Abandoned COVID Relief to Ram Through Trump’s Anti-ACA SCOTUS Pick

Coloradans are already voting, but instead of waiting for voters to have their say Gardner & Senate GOP are rushing Trump’s nominee onto the Court

Denver, CO – While Senator Cory Gardner claimed in last week’s debate that the Senate “ought to be focused on COVID, that’s why I am focused on COVID,” the GOP abandoned pandemic relief last week and instead began hearings today to ram through President Trump’s anti-ACA nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court. Despite ballots already being turned in across the state, Gardner and McConnell aren’t allowing Coloradans to have a say in the Court pick. 

Gardner flipped on his 2016 claim that in an election year, the next Supreme Court justice  “ought to be chosen by the American people through the election of the next president.

Coloradans are facing a spike in COVID hospitalizations and unemployment remains near-record high, but Gardner and Mitch McConnell are ignoring the overwhelming majority of Americans and are laser-focused on rushing an anti-ACA SCOTUS nominee to the bench less than a month before the Court hears the Gardner-backed lawsuit to overturn the health care law and its protections for the 2.4 million Coloradans with pre-existing conditions. 

Colorado Democratic Party Chair Morgan Carroll:

“Coloradans are already voting, but instead of letting the President elected by the voters in November pick the next Supreme Court Justice, Senator Gardner flip-flopped on his own word and is ramming through an anti-health care nominee weeks before the Court will hear a case that could overturn the Affordable Care Act. Coloradans across the state are struggling to pay the bills and put food on the table, but Gardner is playing partisan politics instead of delivering needed pandemic relief. In 22 days, Coloradans will send Gardner packing and elect John Hickenlooper, who will be a true champion for Colorado.”