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Sen. Bill Cassidy talks with reporters as he leaves the Capitol after the first day of former President Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial, in Washington, D.C., February 9, 2021. (Chip Somodevilla/Reuters)

Senator Bill Cassidy (R., La.) said the Supreme Court could yet strike down the new Texas law prohibiting abortions upon detection of a fetal heartbeat, as long as challenges to the law work their way through the courts in an “appropriate manner,” in an interview on ABC News’s This Week on Sunday.

Host George Stephanopoulos asked what Cassidy thought of the “underlying substance” of the law, given its unusual enforcement mechanism. The law prevents state officials from enforcing the restrictions on abortion but allows private citizens to sue anyone who helps a woman have an abortion for $10,000 in damages.

“If it is as terrible as people say it is, it will be destroyed by the Supreme Court,” GOP @SenBillCassidy tells @GStephanopoulos about the new Texas abortion law. https://t.co/PdXq8zVVKi pic.twitter.com/QbKFc2Bjsx

— This Week (@ThisWeekABC) September 5, 2021

“I think the Supreme Court will swat it away once it comes to them in an appropriate manner,” Cassidy said. “If it is as terrible as people say it is, it will be destroyed by the Supreme Court.”

However, Cassidy said Democrats were using the controversy over the new law to distract from other issues that the Biden administration failed to treat.

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