Republican Representative Nancy Mace of South Carolina said that the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade had a huge impact on the 2022 midterm elections.
Mace said the overturning of Roe v. Wade "changed the entire electoral environment" in the 2022 midterms.
"I mean, some of these groups have gotten so over-the-top and extreme," Mace said, "we need to find a middle ground on this issue. And I have a great pro-life voting record, but some of the stances we’ve taken, especially when it comes to rape and incest, protecting the life of a mother, it’s so extreme, the middle — the independent voters, right of center, left of center, they cannot support us."
Mace continued, "Again, I represent a purple district. I talked to a voter the other day, and she left the Republican Party over this issue. She’s independent voters. She’s pro-choice. Her gestational limits are at 14 weeks. I’m pro-life legislator, and mine are at 15-20. There’s a lot of middle ground. I think it’s important how we talk about the issues and offer solutions."
Maybe Mace isn't very pro-life at all, but instead is just motivated to win elections by talking about the "middle ground" of when it's ok to kill a baby.
Mace added, "Even though I’m pro-life, I represent a pro-choice district, and I saw the tide change after Roe was overturned. We went from mildly pro-choice to being a vast majority of voters being pro-choice after Roe v. Wade. It changed the entire electoral environment in '22."
The lawmaker concluded, "We have not learned our lesson from the midterm election."