As if the Texas senate race between Democrat Beto O’Rourke and Republican incumbent Ted Cruz wasn’t already close enough, the New York Times released a report of multiple Evangelical Texas women who are shirking their longtime Republican voting habits to cast the ballot for Beto.
Though the women said they’ve always voted Republican due to their staunch anti-abortion beliefs, they’re stinging mad that the Trump administration has weaponized their faith while treating humans who have already been born with flagrant disregard.
'I care as much about babies at the border as I do about babies in the womb.' Some white evangelical women are breaking with their longtime Republican past and voting for @BetoORourke https://t.co/ZWxETeOnzB
— Elizabeth Dias (@elizabethjdias) October 9, 2018
While the small group of Evangelical women mobilizing for Beto O’Rourke aren’t as indicative of voting trends as a poll, they could represent a larger shift or at least the greater flexibility of Evangelical Southern votes than the United States has seen in decades.
Americans are cheering for this.
Walking the talk of their faith…nice to see.
— Gemma Grossi (@grossi_gemma) October 9, 2018
— Paul Cauchi (@paulgcauchi) October 9, 2018
May their numbers increase!
— Rev. Stephen Roach Knight (@knightopia) October 9, 2018
— amelia (@chem_af) October 9, 2018
When it comes to their opinions on the current Republican party, these women aren’t holding back.