The Supreme Court allowed a Texas abortion ban to go into effect, House Republicans introduced bill to hold Biden accountable for Afghanistan and help Americans who want to get out, and more top stories in politics.
The Supreme Court did not act on an emergency petition from Texas abortion clinics, which effectively granted permission for a Texas state law to go into effect which allows private citizens to sue to uphold a ban on abortions after six weeks of pregnancy, Politico reported.
The new law makes Texas the first state to ban abortion once a heartbeat is detected, Breitbart reported.
In May, the Supreme Court agreed to review Mississippi’s ban on abortion after 15 weeks, which will be the first major challenge to Roe v. Wade since 1973. A ruling is expected in 2022.
The latest survey from Rasmussen Reports has found that 52 percent of likely US voters believe President Joe Biden should resign over the way the US withdrawal from Afghanistan was handled. Only 39 percent disagreed and 9 percent were unsure.
A majority of voters also said Vice President Kamala Harris was unqualified to replace President Joe Biden if he were to leave office.
The survey was conducted on August 30-31.
Prior to President Joe Biden’s speech on Tuesday, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and other Republican lawmakers criticized Biden for a “reckless withdrawal” from Afghanistan, saying the rapid withdrawal and removal of forces before all Americans were out “created a humanitarian disaster and emboldened the terrorists.”
“Two weeks ago, President Biden specifically promised he wouldn’t pull out before every American who wanted out had gotten out,” McConnell said. “By their own admission, the Biden Administration has now broken that promise.”
On Tuesday, House Republicans pledged to hold the Biden administration accountable for the situation in Afghanistan. Republicans announced a plan to introduce a bill by Representative Mike Gallagher (R-WI) that seeks to help Americans remaining in Afghanistan, Fox reported.
House Minority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy, (R-CA), said Gallagher’s bill will also ensure accountability.
“What is the plan to bring Americans home safely?” McCarthy asked. “Not some, but every single American? What about the list of the weaponry that has been left behind, accounting for that?”
“We now have Americans stuck in Afghanistan, the Taliban in charge with more weaponry than they’ve ever had in the past, and a border that is open,” McCarthy added.