Loeffler backs stunt relief bill even as McConnell privately “warned the White House not to strike a pre-election deal” on COVID relief as he tries to rush through SCOTUS appointment
ATLANTA — Today, unelected “political mega-donor” Senator Kelly Loeffler voted in lockstep with Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for an inadequate stunt relief bill that comes as McConnell “privately told Republican senators on Tuesday that he had warned the White House not to strike a pre-election deal” on coronavirus relief.
Instead of supporting efforts to secure a deal for critically needed relief, Loeffler has been focused on “leading the charge” to confirm President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett. Barrett, who has a long track record as a “vocal opponent” of the health care law, could be confirmed just weeks away from a reckless GOP lawsuit to overturn the entire health care law and its critical protections for 1.8 million Georgians with pre-existing conditions.
Yet even with Georgia ranking last in overall economic recovery and coronavirus cases rising in the state, Loeffler is still putting her party’s dangerous anti-health care agenda ahead of Georgia working families.
“Georgians deserve real relief, not partisan stunts designed to distract from Republican maneuvers to confirm an anti-health care Supreme Court nominee,” said Alex Floyd, spokesman for the Democratic Party of Georgia. “Yet Senator Kelly Loeffler is still standing behind Majority Leader Mitch McConnell even as he stalls a real relief deal ahead of the election.”
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