Loeffler “100%” Behind Plan to Rush Through Anti-Health Care SCOTUS Nominee While Stalling on COVID Relief

October 6, 2020

As Trump announces plans to stall on critical coronavirus aid until after the election while forcing through a Supreme Court nominee, Loeffler continues pledging to stand behind him and Republican leadership “100%”

ATLANTA — Today, as President Donald Trump announced that he and Republicans will “stop negotiating” on coronavirus relief “until after the election” and will “instead focus full time” on rushing through a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court less than one month out from Election Day, unelected “political mega-donor” Senator Kelly Loeffler continues to stand “100%” behind Trump and Republican leadership’s reckless priorities.

Instead of working to protect access to health care for 1.8 million Georgians with pre-existing conditions or reinstate federal emergency unemployment benefits, Loeffler has railed against further relief for out-of-work Georgians and last week voted to allow the Trump administration to continue supporting the GOP lawsuit currently pending before the Supreme Court to overturn the entire health care law.

Just like Trump, Loeffler has been solely focused on rushing through the lifetime appointment of a nominee with a long track record as a “vocal opponent” of the health care law — creating a “nightmare scenario” for the law and its critical protections. Her opponent Congressman Doug Collins, meanwhile, has likewise enthusiastically supported Trump’s anti-health care Supreme Court nominee and praised Republicans’ reckless lawsuit as a way to “overcome” the health care law

“Instead of standing ‘100%’ with Georgians trying to pay their bills and keep a roof over their heads, Senator Kelly Loeffler is once again standing behind President Donald Trump as he stalls coronavirus aid to rush through an anti-health care Supreme Court nominee,” said Alex Floyd, spokesman for the Democratic Party of Georgia. “Hundreds of thousands of out-of-work Georgians shouldn’t be forced to wait on relief so that Loeffler and Trump can push through a Supreme Court appointment that could threaten health care protections for 1.8 million Georgians with pre-existing conditions.”


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