Gardner “Key Vote” As Senate Rams Through Trump’s Anti-ACA & Anti-Choice SCOTUS Pick
Instead of waiting for voters to have their say, Cory Gardner & Senate GOP are rushing Trump’s nominee onto the Court after 1 million Coloradans have already voted
Denver, CO – Today, the Senate Judiciary Committee advanced President Trump’s anti-ACA and anti-choice Supreme Court nominee to the Senate floor, in part thanks to Senator Cory Gardner giving Mitch McConnell the “key vote” — in McConnell’s own words — needed to rush through Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination before election day.
Despite saying the next Supreme Court Justice “ought to be chosen by the American people through the election of the next president” in 2016, Gardner “flip-flopped” on his word, caved to Trump’s pressure, and is putting his partisan politics ahead of the desires of Coloradans. Americans overwhelmingly believe the Senate should be prioritizing pandemic relief, but Gardner has remained deafeningly silent after reports revealed that McConnell instructed Trump to abandon negotiations on pandemic relief before the election for fear it would “disrupt the Senate’s plans to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court.”
With the Supreme Court slated to hear a lawsuit to overturn the Affordable Care Act next month, Gardner’s support for the anti-ACA nominee puts protections for the 2.4 million Coloradans with pre-existing conditions “in greater danger than ever.”
Colorado Democratic Party spokesperson Eli Rosen:
“Make no mistake, Senator Gardner is the ‘key’ reason that Mitch McConnell is able to ram through this anti-Affordable Care Act and anti-choice justice before election day. Instead of abiding by his own commitment to let the President elected by the voters in November pick the next Supreme Court Justice, Gardner caved to his party bosses and is continuing his crusade against the Affordable Care Act and reproductive freedoms. Coloradans deserve a Senator who will keep his word and protect our health care, and Senator Gardner certainly isn’t that guy.”