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Dana Bash | BIO
CNN Sr. Congressional Correspondent
This is all from various Democratic senators I talked to leaving the meeting:
– Obama told Democrats he would veto the disapproval resolution if he had to.
– He took about 15 questions, many of which were from skeptical Democrats about TARP. He repeatedly promised to make this process more transparent.
– He also made clear he does NOT want to be doing this out of the gate, but insisted he has no choice.
– Banking Committee Chairman Chris Dodd made a point of reminding fellow Democrats what a bad political situation it would be to pass the disapproval resolution and force Obama to use his veto pen on THAT as one of his very first acts.
– Some Democrats said they felt more comfortable, but many also said they still have a lot of questions and are still unsure how they will vote on TARP.
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