April 13th, 2010
02:10 PM ET
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Obama invites senators from both parties to discuss vacancy

President Obama has invited senators from both parties to a meeting to talk about the upcoming Supreme Court vacancy.
President Obama has invited senators from both parties to a meeting to talk about the upcoming Supreme Court vacancy.

Washington (CNN) – President Barack Obama has invited senators from both parties to a meeting to talk about the upcoming Supreme Court vacancy, the White House announced Tuesday.

Obama invited the Senate's majority and minority leaders - Democrat Harry Reid of Nevada and Republican Mitch McConnell of Kentucky - as well as the Democratic chairman and ranking Republican on the Judiciary Committee - Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont and Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama, the White House said in a statement.

The meeting to discuss the opening created by the upcoming retirement of Justice John Paul Stevens will be on April 21 at the White House, according to the statement.

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soundoff (52 Responses)
  1. geecee

    Good luck with that, Mr. President. The only way you'll get the Republicans to vote for your nominee is if you pick Glenn Blech or Rush Limpbag!!!

    April 13, 2010 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  2. THE TRUTH

    if this isnt a set up i dont know what is!!!!!!!!!!!!

    if the repubs accept this INVITE they should be thrown out for being so stupid

    I cant believe obama has this stupidity or the gall

    April 13, 2010 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
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