UPDATE #3: Statement from NARAL Pro Choice Colorado:
This is a crisis and the threat to safe, legal abortion in Colorado and around the country is very real. This is why Colorado must elect a pro-choice Governor, and why our Senators must take action now to stop any anti-choice Supreme Court nominee.
President Trump has said he will only nominate Justices who will overturn Roe. That is not only unacceptable, it is an insult to Coloradans and our pro-choice values. Whether Democrat, Republican, or Unaffiliated, Colorado voters overwhelmingly support the right to choose and have said so repeatedly at the ballot box.
US Senators Gardner and Bennet must not just oppose, but actively work to block any Supreme Court nominee who will overturn Roe v. Wade and the Constitutional right to choose abortion. This threat further underscores the need to protect Colorado laws with a pro-choice Governor and a pro-choice House and Senate, making our November elections even more critical.
UPDATE #2: Might Sen. Cory Gardner’s words after the nomination of Merrick Garland in 2016 come back to haunt him?
“Our next election is too soon and the stakes are too high; the American people deserve a role in this process as the next Supreme Court Justice will influence the direction of this country for years to come.” @sencorygardner https://t.co/XHK14isWEA #copolitics #scotus
— ProgressNowCO (@ProgressNowCO) June 27, 2018
Seems like that could once again be, you know, applicable.
UPDATE: USA TODAY:
Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy is retiring, giving President Trump and Senate Republicans an opportunity to create a solidly conservative court that could last for decades.
Kennedy’s long-rumored decision to step down July 31 will touch off a titanic battle between conservatives and liberals in the nation’s capital, on the airwaves, and in states represented by key senators whose votes will be needed to confirm his successor.
Because apparently the nation needed another challenge or something. Developing…