Politics & Government

March 21, 2010 8:58 PM

As vote's outcome became clear, Tea Party protests faded

For most of the day, the Tea Party demonstrators had been the most vocal, chanting "We the people," "No, no, no," and "kill the bill." But as it became clear that Democrats had won the votes of key anti-abortion lawmakers, the Tea Party protesters lost their enthusiasm, and their numbers shrank. They were quickly replaced by those who'd supported the health care overhaul as well as hundreds of demonstrators favoring immigration legislation.

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