NEW LOW: Gardner Compared His “Horse Excrement” Stunt Bill to the *First Amendment* as He Continues to Peddle Health Care Lie

NEW LOW: Gardner Compared His “Horse Excrement” Stunt Bill to the *First Amendment* as He Continues to Peddle Health Care Lie

Countless health care experts and fact-checkers have debunked Gardner’s bill as a political stunt that doesn’t actually protect people with pre-existing conditions

Denver, CO In last night’s final U.S. Senate debate, Senator Cory Gardner took his lies about protecting people with pre-existing conditions to new lengths, this time laughably comparing his “horse excrement” 117-word health care bill to the First Amendment. Gardner’s “political statement” stunt bill has been debunked by five independent factcheckers and shredded by experts as “not a legitimate piece of legislation” that “absolutely would not protect people with pre-existing conditions.”

Despite being roasted by reporters and experts in the first debate for pushing this same lie, Gardner doubled down on his sham last night and insisted that his opinion outweighed the experts. Coloradans will stick with the experts, not a desperate Senator facing an uphill reelection campaign.

Gardner’s health care lies come less than a month before the U.S. Supreme Court is slated to hear the lawsuit he and President Trump support that could overturn the Affordable Care Act and gut protections for the 2.4 million Coloradans with pre-existing conditions in the middle of a pandemic. Gardner’s support for Trump’s anti-ACA nominee stacks the odds against the health care law, yet another effort to dismantle the law to add to Gardner’s decade long crusade against the ACA.

The outlandish comparison may have only been overshadowed by Gardner solidifying his unwavering support for Trump, saying that he thinks Trump is “moral and ethical.”

Colorado Democratic Party spokesperson Eli Rosen:

“Senator Gardner has continually lied to Coloradans about his toxic record of trying to rip away Coloradans’ health care and gut protections for pre-existing conditions, but his latest stunt comparing his sham bill to the First Amendment is truly ‘unfathomable.’ Shame on Senator Gardner for trying to deceive the people of Colorado and comparing his desperate reelection stunt to a foundation of democracy.”

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