Recent conversations with her coworkers prompted one woman to write a viral Twitter thread explaining why none of them plan to vote for the Republican Party in November's midterm elections.
The Twitter user, @BexWords, shared she spent several days at a trade show with Republican coworkers, none of which are planning to vote for the GOP.
She proceeded to outline just why her coworkers have become so disillusioned with the GOP ahead of one of the most vital elections in years.
You can see her tweets here:
\u201cI spent the last 5 days on a trade show floor with several Republican coworkers. We talked (like ya do) when times were slow.\n\nNot one of them is planning to vote Republican in Nov. Not. One.\nI was fascinated by that and asked why.\n\nHere are their answers. \ud83e\uddf5/1\u201d— \u270c\ud83c\udffc I\u2019m out. \ud83d\udc94 (@\u270c\ud83c\udffc I\u2019m out. \ud83d\udc94) 1663515568
Her thread showed many Republicans are not pleased with the Supreme Court's June ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization.
The 6-3 ruling overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 landmark decision that once protected a person's right to choose reproductive health care without excessive government restriction.
@BexWords said one coworker refuses to vote Republican because he wants to protect reproductive freedom, noting he has a daughter who was raped and had a life-saving abortion.
\u201cCoworker 1: Republican from Ohio.\nSays he can\u2019t vote Republican because he has a daughter and he doesn\u2019t want her rights taken away.\n\nSee - she was raped in college and got pregnant from it. Abortion meant she didn\u2019t commit suicide (but came close).\u201d— \u270c\ud83c\udffc I\u2019m out. \ud83d\udc94 (@\u270c\ud83c\udffc I\u2019m out. \ud83d\udc94) 1663515568
Another coworker said she has "gynecological problems" and she could "die from complications if she can't get an abortion."
\u201c3/ (Sorry - missed the 2 on the last one)\nCoworker 2: Young female from Oklahoma.\nWon\u2019t vote Republican because she isn\u2019t married and has gynecological problems. She\u2019s terrified she won\u2019t be able to carry and will die from complications if she can\u2019t get an abortion.\u201d— \u270c\ud83c\udffc I\u2019m out. \ud83d\udc94 (@\u270c\ud83c\udffc I\u2019m out. \ud83d\udc94) 1663515568
Another coworker is declining to vote because he doesn't support Democrats but noted he has children who need birth control.
He also thinks assault weapons should be "outlawed," putting him at odds with the GOP's refusal to support any gun control measures.
\u201c4/Coworker from TN. Republican middle aged man.\nSays he won\u2019t vote Republican because his 20-something kids don\u2019t want babies yet and need birth control.\nAnd he thinks AR-15s should be outlawed (his words).\nHe doesn\u2019t support Democrats, so he just won\u2019t vote.\u201d— \u270c\ud83c\udffc I\u2019m out. \ud83d\udc94 (@\u270c\ud83c\udffc I\u2019m out. \ud83d\udc94) 1663515568
Another man—this one a Democrat—criticized the GOP's efforts to curtail immigration as well as the Supreme Court's ruling, saying he "wants his daughter to have choices for her future."
\u201c5/ Coworker from WA.\nMiddle aged male. Democrat. Wants to know \u201cwtf is wrong with Texas.\u201d (He knows I live in TX.)\nHates the political stunts with immigration (his grandparents were refugees).\nAlso wants his daughter to have choices for her future.\u201d— \u270c\ud83c\udffc I\u2019m out. \ud83d\udc94 (@\u270c\ud83c\udffc I\u2019m out. \ud83d\udc94) 1663515568
And another coworker—a male of unknown political affiliation—also commented on the Supreme Court's ruling, saying he wants his wife, daughter, and sisters "to determine their own futures" and to exercise their "right to choose their own paths."
The man also noted his grandparents were immigrants who came to the United States, showing another example of how the anti-immigration rhetoric from the GOP is alienating voters.
\u201c6/Coworker from FL. Male. Unknown political affiliation.\nHe doesn\u2019t want his wife and daughters to lose the ability to determine their own futures. Has sisters and says they deserve the right to choose their own paths.\nGrandparents immigrated to US.\u201d— \u270c\ud83c\udffc I\u2019m out. \ud83d\udc94 (@\u270c\ud83c\udffc I\u2019m out. \ud83d\udc94) 1663515568
@BexWords pointed out she "did not initiate" these conversations and her experience listening to her coworkers express their concerns demonstrates "Republican tactics are not working."
\u201c/7 I just listened. I asked a few questions but did not initiate the conversations.\nBut this is VERY telling. Republican tactics are not working.\nAs more than one said: \u201cthey\u2019re just really loud about their stupidity.\u201d\ud83d\ude33\ud83d\ude02\n\nFaith in humanity restored. /end\u201d— \u270c\ud83c\udffc I\u2019m out. \ud83d\udc94 (@\u270c\ud83c\udffc I\u2019m out. \ud83d\udc94) 1663515568
For many, @BexWords's posts gave them hope the GOP could face significant losses in November.
\u201cGlad to hear that there are some intelligent people in the world still\u201d— Ric kramm (@Ric kramm) 1664117654
\u201cI hope this is true. the comments are really interesting to read and gives me a glimmer of hope for our future and Democracy\u201d— Giuliano for Montana (@Giuliano for Montana) 1663561187
\u201cInteresting tweet. I am talking to many Republicans & they are a little more purple these days. OH2 has been considered a sure thing for Republicans. But there are cracks, a lot of cracks. We can do this!\u201d— Samantha Meadows for Congress OH2 (@Samantha Meadows for Congress OH2) 1663550079
\u201cA thread well worth reading and sharing.\n\nAnd whatever you do, don't believe the polls! The wave is coming. \ud83c\udf0a\ud83c\udf0a\ud83c\udf0a\u201d— Tammy Ingalls \ud83d\udc99\ud83c\udf3b (@Tammy Ingalls \ud83d\udc99\ud83c\udf3b) 1663552563
\u201cPeople may be unsure what they're for, but they know what they're against.\n\nWhat we do here matters. By continuing to drive home Repub extremism and harmful policies, we get people to see that a GOP vote is a vote against their own interests.\n\nStay focused.\n\n#ResistanceUnited\u201d— Bambooshooti\u2122 \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\uddf8\ud83e\udd41\ud83c\udf0a\ud83d\ude37\ud83d\udc89\ud83d\udc89\ud83c\udf3b (@Bambooshooti\u2122 \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\uddf8\ud83e\udd41\ud83c\udf0a\ud83d\ude37\ud83d\udc89\ud83d\udc89\ud83c\udf3b) 1663589348
\u201cAn interesting thread with replies about why some people are now ex-Republicans. Let\u2019s hope there are many more such stories out there!\n\n#VoteBlueForSoManyReasons\u201d— Craig Swartz For Ohio (@Craig Swartz For Ohio) 1663592858
\u201cI love tweets like this. Great thread. I do think there are more Republicans out there like this then they realize. The Blue wave is coming. Please Vote and make sure everyone you know votes! #BlueIn2022 #VoteBlueToSaveDemocracy #\u201d— RJ \ud83d\udc99\ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\uddf8\ud83d\udc99 (@RJ \ud83d\udc99\ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\uddf8\ud83d\udc99) 1663902569
Democrats are warning voters to be wary of a massive Republican turnout in November.
The "MAGA surge," as it's been referred to by America Votes, a Democratic group that coordinates get-out-the-vote efforts, is imminent "because turnout in Republican primaries so far this year has been sky-high, just as it was in 2021."
However, Democrats acknowledged they have a fighting chance in November's midterm elections in large part because of the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade and eliminate the constitutional right to reproductive choices, the result of a concerted Republican effort to pack the courts and ensure a right-wing majority presides over it for at least a generation.
While the political winds could still shift, Democrats feel buoyed by voter backlash against the GOP as well as several major moves to help voters struggling financially, such as last month's announcement the Biden administration would forgive some student loan debt.