Braver asked her, “Was this a matter of conscience for you?”

“To me it was an issue of, when I’m a grandma, can I look at this dispassionately and say to myself, ‘I believe in the stance I took’? And I can tell you right now, I know that I will.”

“Do you think you’re gonna lose your seat over this?”

“I don’t know,” Herrera Beutler replied. “I knew that by taking the vote, it would put it all into question.”