With Georgians still waiting on needed coronavirus relief, Loeffler votes to confirm anti-health care justice ahead of a Supreme Court case that could overturn the entire health care law in the midst of a pandemic
ATLANTA — Today, unelected “political mega-donor” Senator Kelly Loeffler continued her efforts “leading the charge” to confirm a “vocal opponent” of the health care law and voted to confirm Amy Coney Barrett, a judge with a long anti-health care track record, to a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court.
Loeffler’s reckless vote comes just two weeks out from oral arguments in a reckless GOP lawsuit to overturn the entire health care law and its critical protections for 1.8 million Georgians with pre-existing conditions. It also follows her previous vote to let the Trump administration keep backing the GOP’s lawsuit as she stands behind Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s efforts to stall needed coronavirus relief.
Not to be outdone, Loeffler’s conservative challenger and self-proclaimed top Trump ally Congressman Doug Collins has also been completely on board with Senate Republicans’ plan to put confirming an anti-health care justice ahead of passing coronavirus relief. Collins has also praised his party’s disastrous lawsuit to overturn the health care law as a way to “overcome” this critical legislation after repeatedly voting to gut the law in Congress.
Here’s yet another reminder of what Georgians could be facing if the now-confirmed Barrett votes to strike down the health care law and its critical protections:
“While Georgians continue to wait on needed coronavirus relief, Senator Kelly Loeffler voted to rush through a radical Supreme Court nominee instead of working to pass an adequate aid package,” said Alex Floyd, spokesman for the Democratic Party of Georgia. “Both Senator Loeffler and Congressman Doug Collins have spent this entire nominating process putting themselves and their political agendas ahead of Georgia families, who are now set to pay the price as Congress gets ready to adjourn having tipped the balance of the Court against health care – and having done nothing to provide needed further relief for families as the pandemic surges.”