Trump Says “I Hope That They End” the ACA As Gardner Pushes Through Anti-ACA SCOTUS Nominee Who Could Overturn the Law Next Month
Gardner supports the lawsuit that could rip health care away from millions of Coloradans & gut coverage for pre-existing conditions
Denver, CO – In a turbulent 60 Minutes interview, President Trump doubled down on his support for the lawsuit to overturn the Affordable Care Act, saying “I hope that [the Supreme Court] end[s] [the ACA].” Meanwhile, Senator Cory Gardner is ramming through the confirmation of a known critic of the ACA to the Court just in time to hear the lawsuit that threatens to rip away health care coverage from hundreds of thousands of Coloradans and gut protections for 2.4 million Coloradans with pre-existing conditions.
The Supreme Court is set to take up the ACA lawsuit on November 10th, one week after Election Day.
Gardner desperately tried to dodge questions on the case earlier this year, but supports the GOP’s lawsuit, saying the health care law is “unconstitutional.” Gardner has (unsuccessfully) tried to paper over his record of opposing protections for people with pre-existing conditions and his 13 votes to repeal, gut, or defund the ACA with a “horse excrement” stunt bill, but Coloradans — including experts and independent fact-checkers — aren’t buying it.
Colorado Democratic Party spokesperson Eli Rosen:
“Despite facing a global health pandemic, Senator Gardner and President Trump are full speed ahead trying to rip health care away from hundreds of thousands of Coloradans and gut protections for millions with pre-existing conditions. If either truly cared to protect the 2.4 million Coloradans with pre-existing conditions, they would oppose this reckless lawsuit. As long as Gardner and Trump are in office, our health care is on the chopping block.”