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Planned Parenthood Votes Sends Warning to Gardner: Don’t Fill Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Seat

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Saturday, September 19, 2020
CONTACT: Planned Parenthood Votes Media Office; 212-261-4433; [email protected]
Planned Parenthood Votes Pressroom

Denver, CO — The last time there was a Supreme Court vacancy nine months before a presidential election, Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) said, “the next President ought to choose the Supreme Court.” From now until election day, Planned Parenthood Votes will organize supporters and volunteers to ensure Gardner knows that if he hypocritically plays politics and changes course from his previous commitments, he will lose his seat. 

For many Coloradans, this is a decision that will have life and death consequences, and Black and Brown people, poor people, and women will continue to shoulder the heaviest burdens. Our health rights, and freedoms are all at considerable risk.

Statement from Jack Teter, political director, Planned Parenthood Votes in Colorado:

“Gardner is completely out of touch with Coloradans. He’s consistently voted with Trump and Mitch McConnell’s agenda targeting people's health care, including access to safe, legal abortion. If he allows President Trump to fill this vacancy he will be held responsible for the continued elimination of the rights, freedoms, and health care of people across Colorado. He should start packing his bags now — Planned Parenthood Votes and our supporters are watching."

Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell barely let two hours pass before he declared that, against Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s last sentiments, he would work to confirm her replacement with a President Trump nominee that he has promised “without delay.” Not only is this an offense to Justice Ginsburg’s legacy and an abandonment of the standard set by McConnell himself in 2016, it’s also a politically poisonous move that would guarantee Senator Gardner loses his seat.


Planned Parenthood Votes is an independent expenditure political committee registered with the Federal Election Commission.