Demand Justice Initiative Releases New Ads Urging Collins, Murkowski To Reject Trump’s Anti-Obamacare Judge Nominees

07.06.18

 

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July 6, 2018

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DEMAND JUSTICE INITIATIVE RELEASES NEW ADS URGING COLLINS, MURKOWSKI TO REJECT TRUMP’S ANTI-OBAMACARE JUDGE NOMINEES

Digital Ads Spotlight Trump’s Promise to Only Nominate Anti-Obamacare Judges, Jeopardizing Coverage for Americans with Preexisting Conditions

WASHINGTON, DC—With just days to go until Donald Trump announces his nominee to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, Demand Justice Initiative announced the airing of new digital ads today featuring moderate Senate Republicans Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski, who will play a big part in determining the fate of Trump’s nominee.

The new ads highlight the Trump shortlist’s antagonism toward the Affordable Care Act and its protections for Americans with pre-existing conditions. As noted in the ads, Trump has repeatedly asserted that willingness to strike down the healthcare law is a prerequisite for all of his High Court nominees. The ads urge Senators Collins and Murkowski, who notably voted to preserve the Affordable Care Act last summer, to continue protecting the healthcare legislation by opposing Trump’s anti-ACA nominees.

The digital buy consists of this Collins-focused ad and this Murkowski-focused ad.

In the coming weeks, Demand Justice also plans to roll out radio, TV, and digital content urging Democratic Senators Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Joe Donnelly of Indiana to also maintain their support for the Affordable Care Act’s protections for pre-existing conditions by voting against a nominee who would overturn these protections.

AD TRANSCRIPT

Narrator: Donald Trump is waging war on our health care.

Trump: “It is a disaster … It is dead … Let Obamacare implode.”

Narrator: He couldn’t get it done in Congress, so now he’s going to try to overturn the health care law in the courts. Trump is about to announce his nominee for the Supreme Court. And he’s made clear he’ll only pick someone who’d strike down the health care law, and let insurance companies charge more or refuse coverage to people with preexisting conditions. Tell Senator Collins[/Murkowski] to protect our health care: Oppose the judges on Trump’s list for the Supreme Court.

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