WASHINGTON (CNN) - When asked if he would do away with all earmarks, Sen. Chris Dodd, D-Connecticut, responded by saying earmarks should be discouraged and they are “a problem” but he would not ban them completely.
“I wouldn’t want to have a blanket approach,” said Dodd. “There may be events that need to occur and things haven’t gone through the Congress before.”
He continued by saying, “I wouldn’t want to put us in that rigid straight jacket.”
– CNN Political Researcher Xuan Thai