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December 28th, 2012
10:32 AM ET

Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-ME) says averting fiscal cliff will require leadership

With the fiscal cliff only four days away, President Obama will meet with congressional leaders on both sides of the aisle Friday to discuss a potential last-minute solution to the impending cliff. Sen. Olympia Snow (R-ME) joins "Starting Point" to discuss what it will take for Washington to pass a bill and avoid the cliff.

Snowe says that closer to the deadline officials may be willing to come to an agreement, "but then again it will require the leaders to talk to their caucuses and talk to the individual members of the Senate and the House of Representatives and understanding and underscoring the peril that we're placing the country this moment in time and that we have to resolve these issues."

The moderate Republican senator from Maine adds that she hopes that Obama and congressional leaders will be able to agree on a framework that Senate can address.

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