Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay leaves Capitol Hill, in September 2013, after a Texas appeals court tossed out his criminal conviction, saying there was insufficient evidence for a jury in 2010 to have found him guilty of illegally funneling money to Republican candidates. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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Failed House Vote Is 'A Great Opportunity' For Republicans, Former House Leader Says

"Now we can back up and do the things that should have been done," Republican Tom DeLay says. The former House Majority Leader discusses what the withdrawal of the AHCA means for his party's future.

Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay leaves Capitol Hill, in September 2013, after a Texas appeals court tossed out his criminal conviction, saying there was insufficient evidence for a jury in 2010 to have found him guilty of illegally funneling money to Republican candidates. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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Failed House Vote Is 'A Great Opportunity' For Republicans, Former House Leader Says

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