Gibbs dismisses possible alternative GOP Wall Street reform bill

The White House dismissed on Monday the prospect of a Republican alternative to Wall Street reform legislation.

Any GOP bill would not be as strong as the legislation to have been crafted by Sen. Chris Dodd (D-Conn.), the chairman of the Banking committee, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said during his daily press briefing.

"I can't imagine that anybody believes that will be a stronger reform product," Gibbs said of a possible Republican alternative, the prospect of which the GOP raised this morning.

GOP aides told The Hill that an alternate bill was possible, while senators work on reaching a bipartisan deal on legislation, and as a key procedural vote is set for just after 5 p.m. today.

Gibbs rejected questions that suggested the White House was pushing ahead with a vote to force Republicans into a tough vote.

"I think if there's anyone who's playing a game here, it's the Republican Party," Gibbs said.