Schumer Explains What Happened

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October 26, 2009 3:32 p.m.

So what went down at the end of last week between the White House and senate Dems?

The crux of the matter was that Reid et al. were confident they could get the 60 votes to put a real public option in the bill and believed it was worth trying. The White House wasn’t so sure and wanted to pursue the legislatively safer trigger path with Sen. Snowe (R-ME).

So how did we get from the Thursday meeting to today’s announcement? Tonight, in an exclusive interview, Sen. Schumer explains what happened.

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