A substantial number of people voted for so-called "moderate" Republicans. Those people will tell themselves and anyone who will listen that they don't agree with or support the MAGA lunatics, but ... gosh darn it, they just can't vote for the Democrat because reasons.
But they sure don't support far-right lunacy! They're, you know, just about common sense stuff. The economy and so forth.
The thing these folks choose to ignore, and lie to themselves about, is that their vote for a "moderate" is actually a vote to empower the most extreme, nihilist, white christian nationalists in the House.
They tell themselves they voted for something different, but this is *exactly* what they voted for, and when it hurts them and the people they love, they'll do it all over again.