White House rejects McConnell invite for Obama to meet GOP

Townhall.com Staff
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Posted: Jun 30, 2011 1:37 PM
White House rejects McConnell invite for Obama to meet GOP
The White House has rejected Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell's (Ky.) invitation for President Obama to meet Thursday with Senate Republicans about their position on the debt-ceiling talks.

White House press secretary Jay Carney said McConnell was asking Obama to visit and "hear Republicans restate their maximalist position" in the negotiations to raise the $14.3 trillion debt ceiling.