(CNN) - After suing President Barack Obama over government surveillance on Wednesday, Sen. Rand Paul had lunch with Attorney General Eric Holder.
The Kentucky Republican and the nation’s top law enforcement officer discussed shared support for reforms to the criminal justice system, according to a Justice Department official.
They had salmon and tomato soup.
“The attorney general and Sen. Paul met for lunch at the Justice Department to discuss sentencing reform and felony disenfranchisement," the Justice Department official said.
"The attorney general appreciates the senator’s leadership on both issues and is pleased to have the opportunity to work with him on these shared priorities,” the official said.
Paul, a potential presidential candidate, launched a class-action suit against President Barack Obama and other national security officials over government surveillance programs publicized by Edward Snowden’s leaks last year.
He is citing violations to privacy rights guaranteed in the Constitution.
CNN Justice Correspondent Evan Perez contributed to this report.