Senator Richard Blumenthal, (D-CT) talks possibility of a fiscal cliff solution just five days away from deadline: 'I'm really hopeful'

exp point.sen.blumenthal.fiscal.cliff_00023303
exp point.sen.blumenthal.fiscal.cliff_00023303

    JUST WATCHED

    Five days until fiscal cliff

MUST WATCH

Five days until fiscal cliff 04:33

President Obama and the Senate are returning to Washington today after taking a Christmas Break. They now have only five days to act to avoid the fiscal cliff as they wait to see if the House will come into session. The GOP is meanwhile putting pressure on Senate Democrats to make the next move in the fiscal cliff standoff. Sen. Richard Blumenthal is a Democrat from Connecticut. He joins “Starting Point” live from D.C.

"I'm really hopeful," Sen. Blumenthal says. "I think there is still sufficient time to reach a deal if we use the common ground that we have. And that common ground is that nobody wants to go over the fiscal cliff."