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Behind closed doors, Faso would defund Planned Parenthood; not on the radio

Jan 28, 2017 12:06 am
Mike DeBonis in The Washington Post reports that a recording of Republican lawmakers meeting behind closed doors in Philadelphia includes Kinderhook's John Faso. Faso is quoted as being fine with cutting off funding to Planned Parenthood, just not in the health care bill. “We are just walking into a gigantic political trap if we go down this path of sticking Planned Parenthood in the health insurance bill,” he said. “If you want to do it somewhere else, I have no problem, but I think we are creating a political minefield for ourselves — House and Senate.” In an interview hours later on WAMC, Faso said he does not favor defunding Planned Parenthood, and what he said at the meeting was legislative shorthand. Faso's district offices have seen demonstrators several times in favor of keeping the Affordable Care Act, and more are expected Jan. 28. Read the full story in The Washington Post.