The 22 Republicans who voted against it were Sens. John Barrasso (WY), Roy Blunt (MO), John Boozman (AR), Tom Coburn (OK), John Cornyn (TX), Ted Cruz (TX), Mike Enzi (WY), Lindsey Graham (SC), Chuck Grassley (IA), Orrin Hatch (UT), James Inhofe (OK), Mike Johanns (NE), Ron Johnson (WI), Mike Lee (UT), Mitch McConnell (KY), Rand Paul (KY), Jim Risch (ID), Pat Roberts (KS), Marco Rubio (FL), Tim Scott (SC), Jeff Sessions (AL) and John Thune (SD).Some of these folks are facing an election in 2014. Some of these folks may have presidential ambitions (I see you there, Senators Paul and Rubio!)
Do they think this was a super-great vote, for them? Does Senator Lindsey Graham think his constituents will remember his grandstanding over Benghazi and threatening to put holds on Obama's cabinet appointments and forget the time when he decided that a popular program for the protection of survivors of domestic abuse wasn't important to him? Does Senator Mitch McConnell not think that if a woman, perhaps, were to run against him next year, this wouldn't come up?
I don't know what their very important reasons for voting against it were. I do not know if those reasons will continue to seem important, later on. I doubt it, though.