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Clinton Reaches Out To Democrats

September 9, 1998

WASHINGTON (AP) _An embattled President Clinton reached out today for support among congressional Democrats, expressing deep sorrow for causing pain in his family and throughout the country by his affair with Monica Lewinsky, a participant said.

``It was an emotional meeting. He wants to carry on with the business of the country but he clearly understands the deep pain he has caused,″ said Rep. David Bonior of Michigan, second-ranking Democrat in the House.

Bonior said there was no discussion of impeachment or resignation. ``I think the president will certainly be able to continue in office,″ he told reporters.

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