It was hard to tell whether the honks were for or against Tuesday night as about 50 people held anti-“Trumpcare” signs on the American Tobacco Trail pedestrian bridge over Interstate 40.
Cars, trucks and motorcycles backed up as far as the eye could see as drivers slowed down to read the letters demonstrators held shoulder to shoulder spelling out “HEALTHCARE4ALL.”
Earlier Tuesday, the Associated Press reported President Donald Trump declared it’s time to “let Obamacare fail” after the Senate rejected the latest GOP health care plan.
Republican leader Mitch McConnell had turned to the repeal-only bill after his earlier repeal-and-replace measure was rejected Monday. That had followed the failure of an earlier version of the bill last month.
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A group called Protecting Progress led the “overpass protest” in Durham.
The event was one of 11 scheduled this week by Indivisible grassroots groups around North Carolina to protest the GOP health-care plan.