Sen. Thune defends TARP vote

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Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), a potential presidential candidate, this weekend defended his vote for the 2008 Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP), which Tea Party activists vehemently oppose.

Thune, who is also a member of the GOP leadership, said that the program deviated from its original intention but said that it was the right vote to make at the time.

“I have probably been one of the fiercest critics and probably biggest advocates of ending TARP since it was enacted because of how it was used,” he said on C-SPAN’s Newsmakers program that aired Sunday.

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