TODAY: Gardner Meets With Trump’s Anti-ACA & Anti-Choice SCOTUS Nominee, Gets Rubber Stamp Inked & Ready
Gardner has voted for 98% of Trump’s judicial nominees — including several deemed “not qualified” by the American Bar Association
Denver, CO – Senator Cory Gardner is readying his rubber stamp as one of the first senators to meet with President Trump’s anti-Affordable Care Act and anti-choice Supreme Court nominee, Amy Coney Barrett, and rush her appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court days before Coloradans start voting. Gardner — who voted to confirm Barrett in 2017 to a lower court — has been a “consistent ally of President Donald Trump when it comes to judicial picks,” voting for 98% of the president’s nominees, even those deemed “not qualified” by the nonpartisan American Bar Association.
Gardner refused to meet with President Obama’s 2016 Supreme Court nominee, Merrick Garland, nine months from the election, but Gardner was first in line to meet with Trump’s pick less than two weeks before Coloradans get ballots. The meeting comes after Gardner “flip-flopped” on his own 2016 commitment and gave his party bosses the “key vote” needed to ram through a lifetime appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Colorado Democratic Party spokesperson Eli Rosen:
“Senator Cory Gardner’s meeting with Amy Coney Barrett is nothing more than a dog and pony show, as we all know Senator Gardner is a reliable rubber stamp for Trump’s rigid right-wing nominees. Senator Gardner and Coney Barrett are in lockstep in their attacks on the Affordable Care Act — with its protections for people with pre-existing conditions — and reproductive freedoms.”
Get the facts on Gardner and Coney Barrett’s shared vision on the Affordable Care Act and women’s reproductive freedom:
|Anti-ACA||✅ Gardner has voted 13 times to defund, dismantle, or repeal the ACA without a real replacement for people with pre-existing conditions and supports the Trump-backed lawsuit to repeal the health care law slated to be heard a week after the election.||✅ Coney Barrett attacked the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the ACA, which expanded health care to 500,000 Coloradans and instituted protections for 2.4 million Coloradans with pre-existing conditions.|
|Anti-Choice||✅ Gardner believes that states should be able to ban abortion — even without exceptions for rape or incest and has confirmed all of Trump’s rigid anti-choice judicial nominees||✅ Coney Barrett’s nomination “could be a step toward the end of Roe v. Wade” and reproductive rights groups said Coney Barrett would “put reproductive freedom in danger.”|