On Thursday morning, Americans across the country woke up to a nightmare. Not only did they discover that the Senate was making fast moves to gut the Affordable Care Act, but many of them would be facing life or death consequences thanks to the Republican Party’s agenda. As one woman said to Rep. Keith Ellison (D -MN) on Twitter, “As a breast cancer survivor, this is a death sentence for me.” She was far from alone in that fear.
Before Republicans knew it, people from across the country were using the hashtag #SaveTheACA to vent both their despair and desperation. Many of them are fully aware that once the ACA is taken away, they will die — and the GOP will be to blame.
The GOP never banked on this kind of backlash — and here’s what many Americans had to say: