The aftermath of Hurricane Ida and a decision by the Supreme Court not to block a controversial, 6-week abortion law that took effect in Texas this week are expected to dominate this weekend’s Sunday shows circuit.
Earlier this week, Hurricane Ida made landfall in Louisiana as a Category 4 hurricane, leaving one million residents in the state without power, and barreling through an area saw devastation after Hurricane Katrina 16 years ago.
At least a dozen people in Louisiana and dozens more died across the Northeast as the remnants of Ida swept states like New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
Entergy, the utility company which supplies power to New Orleans and southeastern portions of the state, estimated that most of the city would have their power back by the middle of next week.
President BidenJoe BidenFord to bolster electric vehicle production in multi-billion dollar push Protesters demonstrate outside Manchin's houseboat over opposition to reconciliation package Alabama eyes using pandemic relief funds on prison system MORE toured some of the destruction left by Ida in Louisiana on Friday and met with local officials where he was briefed on the latest updates. He met with Gov. John Bel Edwards (D) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Deanne Criswell, among others.
"Folks, I know you’re hurting. I know you’re hurting. Folks in Lake Charles who I visited earlier this year are still hurting from Hurricane Laura. I want you to know, we’re going to be here for you," Biden said in LaPlace, La.
Critical supplies such as generators and food have already been deployed by FEMA, and $77 million in disaster aid has been given out by the agency to households in Louisiana. Recovery effort operations have been coordinated by Senior White House adviser Cedric RichmondCedric RichmondThe Memo: Biden's immigration problems reach crescendo in Del Rio Black Caucus meets with White House over treatment of Haitian migrants The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Questions on Biden agenda; unemployment benefits to end MORE.
Richmond is scheduled to appear on ABC’s “This Week” while Criswell is scheduled to appear on “Fox News Sunday.” Cynthia Lee Sheng, president of Jefferson Parish - which sustained damage from Ida, is scheduled to appear on CBS’s “Face the Nation.”
Meanwhile in a 5-4 ruling, the Supreme Court declined to block a Texas abortion law this week after it took effect on Wednesday.
Under the legislation, abortions are banned in the state once a fetal heartbeat is detected, which can be as early as six weeks after a person becomes pregnant. Medical emergencies are the only exemptions to the law.
Additionally, the law allows private citizens to help enforce the legislation, providing at least $10,000 each time they are able to successfully sue someone who has helped aid someone to get the medical procedure.
Pro-choice advocates have raised concerns that a number of states may try to create “copy-cat” laws given that the Texas law stands.
Following the ruling, Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharHillicon Valley — Presented by Xerox — Officials want action on cyberattacks Senate panel advances antitrust bill that eyes Google, Facebook This week: Democrats face mounting headaches MORE (D-Minn.) tweeted on Thursday “If you ever questioned where these five Justices would be, now you know. We must put Roe into law now. There is no time to lose.”
If you ever questioned where these five Justices would be, now you know.— Amy Klobuchar (@amyklobuchar) September 2, 2021
We must put Roe into law now. There is no time to lose.
Rep. Veronica EscobarVeronica EscobarThree Democrats call for investigation into Sidney Powell to move 'swiftly' WHIP LIST: How House Democrats say they'll vote on infrastructure bill Court rulings put Biden in tough spot with Trump's 'Remain in Mexico' policy MORE (D-Texas) argued on Twitter that the ability to have an abortion was a constitutional right and vowed to defend the right for women to access it.
“SCOTUS failed to protect women by allowing Texas’ draconian abortion ban at six weeks – before most women even know they’re pregnant – to take effect. Access to safe abortion is a and we will fight to defend it,” Rep. Veronica Escobar (D-Texas) tweeted on Wednesday.
SCOTUS failed to protect women by allowing Texas’ draconian abortion ban at six weeks – before most women even know they’re pregnant – to take effect.— Rep. Veronica Escobar (@RepEscobar) September 1, 2021
Access to safe abortion is a and we will fight to defend it.https://t.co/hiOlpzbXWr
Klobuchar is scheduled to appear on CNN’s “State of the Union” while Escobar is scheduled to appear on CBS’s “Face the Nation.”
Below is the full list of guests scheduled to appear on this week’s Sunday talk shows:
ABC’s “This Week” — Cedric Richmond, senior adviser to the president, Sen. Bill CassidyBill CassidyThis week: Democrats hit make-or-break moment for Biden GOP warns McConnell won't blink on debt cliff House passes bill to prevent shutdown and suspend debt limit MORE (R-La.)
NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Gov, Larry Hogan (R-Md.), Gov. Andy Beshear (D-Ky.) former Sen. Claire McCaskillClaire Conner McCaskillRepublicans may regret restricting reproductive rights Sunday shows preview: States deal with fallout of Ida; Texas abortion law takes effect Giuliani to stump for Greitens in Missouri MORE (D-Mo.) former Rep. Barbara ComstockBarbara Jean ComstockThe Memo: Never Trumpers sink into gloom as Gonzalez bows out Sunday shows preview: States deal with fallout of Ida; Texas abortion law takes effect The Memo: Trump pours gas on tribalism with Jan. 6 rewrite MORE (R-Va.)
CBS’s “Face the Nation" — Dr. Anthony FauciAnthony FauciApproval by Halloween to vaccinate kids could offer a truly thankful Thanksgiving season Trump on what would prevent 2024 bid: 'I guess a bad call from a doctor' Overnight Health Care — Presented by Indivior — CDC panel approves boosters for some, but not based on jobs MORE, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Gov. Phil Murphy (D-N.J.) Rep. Veronica Escobar (D-Texas) Cynthia Lee Sheng, president of Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, Sue Gordon, former deputy director of national intelligence.
CNN’s “State of the Union” — White House chief of staff Ron KlainRon KlainDemocrats must discuss 'Build Back Better's' content, not just its cost Aides try to keep Biden away from unscripted events or long interviews, book claims White House debates vaccines for air travel MORE, Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Rep. Adam KinzingerAdam Daniel KinzingerCheney allies flock to her defense against Trump challenge The Memo: Trump's Arizona embarrassment sharpens questions for GOP The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Alibaba - Democrats argue price before policy amid scramble MORE (R-Ill.)
“Fox News Sunday” — Rep. Michael McCaulMichael Thomas McCaulOvernight Defense & National Security — Presented by AM General — Pentagon officials prepare for grilling Republican lawmakers warn against more military coordination with Russia Overnight Defense & National Security — Presented by AM General — The Quad confab MORE (R-Texas), FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell, Dr. Ashish Jha, dean of the Brown University School of Public Health.
Fox News Channel’s “Sunday Morning Futures” — Chad WolfChad WolfSunday shows preview: States deal with fallout of Ida; Texas abortion law takes effect Biden, Trump battle over who's to blame for Afghanistan The border is shifting from a manufactured crisis to a national embarrassment MORE, Former Acting DHS Secretary, Dr. Nicole Saphier, FOX News Contributor, Robert O’Brien, Former National Security Adviser, Rep. Bryan Mast (R-Fla.)