Perdue in 2016: “the American people deserve the opportunity to engage in a full and robust debate over the type of jurist they wish to decide some of the most critical issues of our time”
ATLANTA — Senate Republicans say they already have enough votes to confirm a nominee to fill the vacant Supreme Court seat even without knowing, vetting, or considering who President Trump nominates or their qualifications to serve on the nation’s highest court. Senator David Perdue’s refusal to stand up to his own party exposes his complicity with any Trump nominee, even if that person supports ending the Affordable Care Act and its coverage protections for people with pre-existing conditions.
Senator Perdue’s shameful rush to confirm a lifetime appointment confirms what Georgians have long known – Perdue does not care about protecting people with pre-existing conditions, with the court scheduled to hear arguments in the Republican lawsuit to repeal the ACA one week after Election Day.
Perdue recently touted his support for the Republican lawsuit to strip away protections for nearly 2 million Georgians with pre-existing conditions and remains under scrutiny as he tries to “obscure [his] position on pre-existing conditions,” despite a Politifact fact-check ruling Perdue’s claim to support protections for people with pre-existing conditions was “False.”
“Senator Perdue will stop at nothing to eliminate protections for people with pre-existing conditions, even if it means blindly supporting a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court for someone whose name he doesn’t even know yet,” said Braxton Brewington, spokesman for the Democratic Party of Georgia. “In 2016, Perdue claimed that the American people deserve an opportunity to engage in debate over a jurist when critical issues are on the line – yet as nearly 2 million Georgians with pre-existing conditions are at risk of losing their protections, he’s disgracefully, yet unsurprisingly, moving full speed ahead.”