Congressman John Faso can’t attend a Kingston forum Monday evening to explain his vote on the controversial repeal-and-replace of Obamacare because of a conflict with a prior engagement? No problem. Neighboring Hudson Valley congressman Sean Patrick Maloney says he’ll be there tonight to explain Faso’s vote.
Maloney announced that he’d attend the “Save Our Healthcare Town Hall” at the Senate House Garage on North Front Street from 6:30 to 9 p.m. “If he won’t do it, I will,” Maloney tweeted.
Meanwhile, Faso is expected to attend a smaller session for seniors at the community room at the Kingston Library on Franklin Street from 1 to 2 this afternoon. All the seats for that event have been reserved.
The subject is of great interest in Faso’s congressional district. The library community room can accommodate up to 100 people. Expect about five times that number at the Senate House Garage later in the day.
Maloney’s efforts are part of a Democratic Adopt-A-District plan to focus attention on what has so far been an unpopular measure passed by the House Republicans last week to repeal the Affordable Care Act.