As GOP rushes forward with an anti-health care Supreme Court nominee, Trump is pushing Supreme Court to “end” the health care law through a lawsuit backed by Loeffler and Collins
ATLANTA — With unelected “political mega-donor” Senator Kelly Loeffler running ads bragging about standing behind President Trump “100%” and self-proclaimed top Trump ally Congressman Doug Collins on a “Trump Defender” tour this week, here’s a reminder of the agenda they’re backing:
Trump’s comments attacking the law that protects coverage for 1.8 million Georgians with pre-existing conditions should come as no surprise. His Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett has a long track record as a “vocal opponent” of the health care law and he’s previously pledged to “terminate” the law while not offering details on a replacement.
Yet both Loeffler and Collins have stood firmly behind Trump and his radical anti-health care agenda the entire time. Loeffler previously bragged about “leading the charge” to confirm Barrett while claiming the health care law “failed” and voting to allow the Trump administration to continue backing the GOP’s lawsuit to overturn the law in the Supreme Court. Collins, meanwhile, has voted multiple times in Congress to gut the health care law and praised this reckless lawsuit as a way to “overcome” the law.
“Let’s be clear: when Senator Kelly Loeffler and Congressman Doug Collins fight over who supports President Trump the most, they’re backing a toxic agenda to overturn the health care law and end coverage protections for millions in the middle of a pandemic,” said Alex Floyd, spokesman for the Democratic Party of Georgia. “Georgians deserve leaders focused on protecting their health care, but Loeffler and Collins are stuck fighting about who is best at trying to take it away.”