GOP’s Bill Cassidy slammed for 'lying' about Texas abortion law: 'Is this guy for real?'

GOP’s Bill Cassidy slammed for 'lying' about Texas abortion law: 'Is this guy for real?'

With Texas’ draconian new anti-abortion law — the strictest in the United States — having gone into effect on September 1 and the U.S. Supreme Court letting it stand for now, defenders of reproductive rights fear that it is only a matter of time before the High Court overturns Roe v. Wade. Sen. Bill Cassidy of Louisiana discussed the Texas law during an interview with ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos on September 5, and the GOP senator is being lambasted for his comments on social media.

Stephanopoulos, during the interview, noted that the Texas law is drawing strong criticism even on the right — for example, the Wall Street Journal's conservative editorial board complained, "The law sets an awful precedent that conservatives should hate." When Stephanopoulos asked Cassidy what he thought of the "underlying substance off the law," the Louisiana Republican responded, "I think the Supreme Court will swat it away once it comes to them in an appropriate manner. If it is as terrible as people say it is, it will be destroyed by the Supreme Court."

Stephanopoulos asked Cassidy if the Texas law and the High Court's willingness to let it stand "signals" that the Court "is prepared to undo Roe v. Wade."

Cassidy responded, "We can always talk about eventualities. We can always talk about theoreticals. It makes good fodder…. I don't think about theoreticals. I think about those things that are before me."

Here are some of the responses to that interview:

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