Loeffler claims she backs Trump “100%,” but is silent as Trump and Republicans double down on efforts to rip apart health care law in court
ATLANTA — Today, as unelected “political mega-donor” Senator Kelly Loeffler and self-proclaimed top Trump ally Congressman Doug Collins jockey to show who is closest with a president currently trailing in Georgia, there’s one key question Georgia Republicans still need to answer:
If Loeffler and Collins stand behind President Trump, do they also stand behind his administration’s efforts to “terminate” the health care law by backing a lawsuit to completely overturn this critical legislation and end its vital protections for 1.8 million Georgians with pre-existing conditions?
Loeffler so far has ducked questions about whether she supports the GOP’s reckless lawsuit even while claiming she stands “100%” with Trump and voting to allow his administration to continue supporting this lawsuit in court. Collins, meanwhile, has voted multiple times in Congress to gut the health care law and praised this lawsuit as a way to “overcome” the law. And both of Georgia’s Republican Senate contenders have pledged to stand behind Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett despite her long track record as a “vocal opponent” of the health care law.
A reminder of what Georgians could be facing if Trump and Republicans succeed in their efforts to “terminate” the health care law:
“Make no mistake: standing ‘100%’ with Trump means standing behind a disastrous lawsuit to ‘terminate’ the health care law and protections for 1.8 million Georgians with pre-existing conditions,” said Alex Floyd, spokesman for the Democratic Party of Georgia. “At a time when Georgians need their elected officials to focus on protecting their health care and providing critical relief, both Senator Kelly Loeffler and Congressman Doug Collins still remain focused on scoring points with a president who’s underwater in Georgia.”