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NY Dem. Rep. to Attend Healthcare Forum in GOP District Next Door

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 Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, D-NY (Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images)

By    |   Monday, 08 May 2017 09:35 PM

Democratic Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney will attend a forum on the GOP healthcare bill in a district represented by Rep. John Faso, a Republican who voted in support of the AHCA bill, Politico reports.

"I think every Republican who voted for this thing ought to have to stand in front of their voters and explain it," Maloney said. "And if it takes a Democrat to go in and do it for them for a while, I'll explain what's in this bill, and if he doesn't like it, he should stand up and explain it himself."

The forum, organized by the Hudson Valley Area Labor Federation, will take place in Ulster County in New York. It was put together by the HVALF to get answers from Faso on why he voted to repeal Obamacare and "take away healthcare from 65,000 constituents, put 290,000 constituents with pre-existing conditions at risk of losing coverage."

Faso represents the 19th district in New York and Maloney the 18th.

Faso said Maloney was pulling a political stunt after claiming he would work with members of the opposing party.

"Frankly, I never really believed his expressions of bipartisanship, based on his history. Remember: he was one of the ones who led the sit-in on the House floor with congressional Democrats a couple of years ago," Faso said on WGDJ-AM Monday morning.

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Democratic Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney will attend a forum on the GOP healthcare bill in a district represented by Rep. John Faso, a Republican who voted in support of the AHCA bill, Politico reports."I think every Republican who voted for this thing ought to have to stand in...
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