As Anti-Health Care Nominee Moves Forward, Loeffler Still Putting SCOTUS Seat Over COVID Relief

October 22, 2020

Rushed confirmation of an anti-health care Supreme Court nominee continues while McConnell and Senate Republicans stall coronavirus relief deal

ATLANTA — Today, while the Senate Judiciary Committee Republicans voted to move forward with President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett with unelected “political mega-donor” Senator Kelly Loeffler’s support, Georgians are still waiting on critical coronavirus relief after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell privately admitted to stalling a relief deal.

Instead of working to provide needed aid to the hundreds of thousands of out-of-work Georgians as the state faces rising coronavirus cases, Loeffler has bragged about “leading the charge” to confirm a “vocal opponent” of the health care law. And Barrett’s potential confirmation vote comes just weeks away 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

Here’s a reminder of what Georgians could be facing if Barrett is confirmed and votes to strike down the health care law:

“While Georgians are waiting on needed relief, Senator Kelly Loeffler is focused on pushing an anti-health care Supreme Court nominee in the middle of a growing pandemic,” said Alex Floyd, spokesman for the Democratic Party of Georgia. “Once again, Loeffler is hiding behind Mitch McConnell as he stalls a relief deal rather than standing up for Georgians in a crisis.”


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