… He’s a Republican. That’s what makes it interesting.
Actually, this is interesting at two levels. First, he’s a Republican not voting to take away someone’s rights. That is very very rare. Second, he’s a Republican not doing what the Central Control of Congressional Politics (CCCP) of the Republican Party is telling him to do. It is routine for Democrats to vote against the party line because, in part, it’s just a line, not a vigorously enforced form of mind control like it is for Republicans.
John Kriesel will be targeted by his colleagues who will chew him up and spit him out and make sure he never represents that party again. I predict he’ll switch parties before the next election.