More than 150 Toyota dealers are in Washington to lobby lawmakers on behalf of Toyota, which has recalled more than 8 million vehicles due to safety concerns. At a Tuesday news conference, some complained the government is picking on Toyota, even though there have been dozens of recalls of other automakers' vehicles in the past year.
Paul Atkinson, a Houston-area Toyota dealer, got loud applause from other dealers at the event when he said, "How did we suddenly overnight become the villain? I don't get it."
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