GOP rep. echoes AOC’s call for Biden to 'ignore' Texas judge’s ruling on abortion pill

GOP rep. echoes AOC’s call for Biden to 'ignore' Texas judge’s ruling on abortion pill
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 31: U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) participates in a meeting of the House Oversight and Reform Committee in the Rayburn House Office Building on January 31, 2023 in Washington, DC. The Committee met today for their first meeting of the 118th Congress to outline their agenda and vote on Committee rules. (Photo by Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images) FEBRUARY 01: Rep. Nancy Mace (R-SC) listens during an House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing in the Rayburn House Office Building on February 01, 2023 in Washington, DC. The committee held the hearing to discuss COVID Pandemic Federal Spending. (Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)

Rep. Nancy Mace (R-SC) on Monday echoed Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) in calling on the Biden Administration to “ignore” a federal judge’s ruling that suspended the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) 23-year-old approval of the abortion pill mifepristone.

Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk of the U.S. Northern District of Texas on Friday invalidated the FDA’s circa-2000 approval of mifepristone. The New York Times reports the judge’s preliminary injunction also invalidated “the FDA’s subsequent decisions that expanded the use of mifepristone in terminating early pregnancies.”

Speaking with CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday, Ocasio-Cortez called Kacsmaryk’s ruling “an extreme abuse of power” and “extraordinary example of judicial overreach.” The New York Democrat also said the ruling made “a mockery of our system, a mockery of our democracy and a mockery of our law.”

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The executive branch has an enforcement discretion,” Ocasio-Cortez said.

As Axios reports, Mace on Tuesday told CNN she agrees the approval of mifepristone rests with the FDA.

“I support the usage of FDA-approved drugs even if we might disagree,” Mace said. “It’s not up to us to decide as legislators or even the court system”

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“So I agree with ignoring [the ruling] at this point,” she added.

The U.S. Department of Justice on Monday appealed Kacsmaryk's "misguided" decision.

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