Opposition by some Republicans was expected prior to the vote due to the proposal’s unpopularity with seniors.
“Democrats pointed to the New York special election results on Tuesday as evidence that the American people, especially senior citizens, don't agree with the Republican approach,” CNN.com reported. “In the election, Kathy Hochul, the Democratic clerk of Erie County, swept to victory in the race to fill the U.S. House seat previously held by Republican Chris Lee in a district controlled by the GOP for more than four decades.
“During Hochul's victory speech Tuesday night, jubilant supporters repeatedly chanted ‘Medicare! Medicare!’”