Posted at: 07/31/2012 11:09 AM
By: Emma Levine
ALBANY - Capital Region Congressman Paul Tonko says requiring voter IDs would be quite a vulgar attack on American democracy and Republicans won't give President Obama a lick of credit. Tonko was at another town hall last night.
Tonko told a very friendly audience at Albany's Hackett Middle School there is no way can he support voter ID's.
“I think it is again a vulgar attack on our democracy,” said Tonko.
He called it "horrible,” the Supreme Court decision that's given rise to super-pacs making tens of million in campaign donations.
“So, I think if this is allowed to continue in its current state that it will ultimately be destructive of our political process,” said Tonko.
Tonko blamed Republicans and their desire to defeat President Obama for anger and gridlock on Capitol Hill saying the GOP will never credit the president for progress made since the depths of the recession.
“And it has been an awesome task to end the bleeding since the recession and to grow four million jobs since the end of the recession,” said Tonko.
Tonko, rejects Republican criticism that President Obama is not supportive of Israel
Unlike Tonko's last town hall, there was no evidence of supporters of his Republican opponent, Robert, but we still have a long way to go before the general election.