SHOT: As Congressman Doug Collins rushes to confirm an anti-health care nominee to the Supreme Court with a long track record as a “vocal opponent” of the health care law, he recently tried to blame any problems with the law on funding, saying, “Even if you thought it was a good idea to start with, it’s not being funded.”
CHASER: Collins infamously voted to defund the entire law and shut down the government. Now, with health care coverage for millions on the line during a global pandemic, Collins is supporting an effort to force through a Supreme Court nominee hostile to the health care law ahead of opening arguments in a reckless lawsuit he’s praised as a way to “overcome” the law.
“No matter how he tries to explain it, Congressman Doug Collins’ record of hostility to the health care law and its protections for 1.8 million Georgians with pre-existing conditions is clear,” said Alex Floyd, spokesman for the Democratic Party of Georgia. “His support for the push to rush a lifetime confirmation to the Supreme Court is just another example of his attacks on Georgians’ access to health care at a time when they need it most.”