LAS VEGAS—Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, one of the crucial weak Democrats this yr, is urging voters to re-elect her to stop a Republican takeover of the Senate that she says may result in a nationwide regulation banning abortions.
“There’s little doubt in my thoughts that Mitch McConnell would put it on the desk,” Ms. Cortez Masto mentioned in an interview. She pointed to feedback the Republican Senate minority chief made earlier this yr that it was “doable” that Congress and states may vote on curbing the process within the wake of the Supreme Court docket determination in June overturning Roe v. Wade and ending the constitutional proper to an abortion. An individual aware of Mr. McConnell’s considering mentioned the Kentucky senator doesn’t suppose there would be the 60 votes wanted within the chamber to advance any invoice associated to abortion entry.