Empathy and compassion seem to be at an all-time low for republican lawmakers increasingly hell-bent on rewarding the vastly wealthy and powerful while stripping away the needs of our most vulnerable populations. However, there are always salient examples of conservative politicians deviating from the party line when those views have real-life implications on their families: Dick Cheney with LGBTQ rights, Nancy Reagan with stem-cell research, Jeb Bush with immigration, etc.

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