NY Conressman Paul Tonko: Republicans Face Political Fallout

Nov 29, 2013

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New York Congressman Paul Tonko, a Democrat representing the Capital Region, says his Republican colleagues could face political fallout if the bumpy rollout of the Affordable Care Act gives way to a successful program in the long term. Tonko spoke on WAMC’s Congressional Corner program.

"Well, I think the political risks in their approach are tremendous. They have approached this in a way to discredit, dismantle and hopefully repeal. And I think that they go at it from that angle because they know if it is given a chance to run and run appropriately, it could be the greatest thing since sliced bread," said Tonko.