“If it’s as terrible as people say it will be destroyed by the Supreme Court,” Cassidy said. He added that the Supreme Court denied the challenge last week because those who filed the lawsuit were not “empowered,” meaning they did not have enough part in the case to challenge the law .
Advocates of legal abortion argued, among other things, that the adoption of the new law by the court represented a de facto end of the rights guaranteed in 1973 Roe versus Wade Decision, as well as an attack on privacy and a way to introduce an element of vigilante justice into the legal system. “It just seems like I know that sounds ridiculous, almost un-American,” President Joe Biden said on Friday.
Cassidy, who noted his personal opposition to abortion, said Democrats overreacted to last week’s ruling. The Louisiana Senator also said any arguments about Texas law are a diversion from more pressing issues, including the devastating impact of Hurricane Ida on his home state.
“People are using it to start their base, to distract from the disastrous politics in Afghanistan, maybe for fundraising,” he said. “I wish we would focus on topics … as opposed to theater. It was about whether they had reputation, nothing to do with constitutionality. I think we should move on to other issues. “
In a speech on NBC’s “Meet the Press”, former Senator Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) Said that the critics of the new law did not overreact.
“I’m not so sure if Biden and / or Congress are playing a big role right now, other than shouting from the rooftops that this law that the Supreme Court has blessed – and you can try disguising it and one Bowing to it – but they have blessed a law that includes vigilance, ”she said.
MP Veronica Escobar (D-Texas) also busted the new law signed by Texas Governor Greg Abbott in May. “There is layer upon layer of injustice in this bill that is really supposed to have the greatest deterrent effect on women and women’s reproductive rights in the state of Texas,” she said on CBS’s Face the Nation.
Another Republican anti-abortion opponent was also skeptical of the new law and its chances of getting through the courts unscathed.
“In this case, this Texas bill with this problem of bounties for people returning someone who drove someone to an abortion clinic seems a bit extreme,” Maryland Governor Larry Hogan said at Meet the Press.
He added, “The legislature has the right to pass bills, governors have the right to sign them or not, and the court can make the final decision.”