While Georgians Wait on COVID Relief, Loeffler Supports Rushed Senate Confirmation Process for Anti-Health Care SCOTUS Nominee

October 12, 2020

Loeffler continues to back the GOP’s push to confirm an anti-health care Supreme Court justice before Election Day rather than pass needed relief for Georgians

ATLANTA — Today, as the Senate begins hearings on Amy Coney Barrett, unelected “political mega-donor” Senator Kelly Loeffler, along with her opponent Congressman Doug Collins, continues to stand behind Republicans’ plan to rush through confirmation of an anti-health care Supreme Court nominee rather than pass critical coronavirus relief for Georgians.

While hundreds of thousands of Georgians remain out-of-work and 1.8 million Georgians with pre-existing conditions are facing new threats to their health care, both Loeffler and Collins have been laser-focused on rushing through the lifetime appointment of Barrett — who has a long track record as a “vocal opponent” of the health care law. And their push to confirm Barrett comes less than one month out from opening arguments in the GOP’s lawsuit to overturn the health care law and its critical protections.

What would the outcome for Georgians look like if Barrett is confirmed and rules in favor of the GOP’s reckless lawsuit?

Even before their support for an anti-health care Supreme Court nominee, Loeffler and Collins have spent their time in Washington backing their party’s reckless health care agenda. Loeffler recently voted to allow the Trump administration to continue supporting the GOP’s lawsuit to overturn the health care law while Collins has a long record repeatedly voting in Congress to gut this critical legislation while praising this lawsuit as a way to “overcome” the law.

“The stakes in today’s hearing for Georgians could not be more clear: this rushed confirmation process is a threat to health care protections for millions at a time when Senator Kelly Loeffler and Congressman Doug Collins should be focused on passing coronavirus relief for Georgia families,” said Alex Floyd, spokesman for the Democratic Party of Georgia. “Georgians deserve senators that put their interests first in Washington, not DC lap dogs focused on scoring points with the White House instead of standing up for their health care protections.”

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