GOP lawmaker rejects White House trip, ‘lecture’ from Obama
Daniel Strauss, The Hill – A freshman GOP lawmaker rejected an invitation to the White House on Wednesday, saying he didn’t want to be “lectured” by President Obama.
“I have respectfully declined the president’s invitation to the White House today,” Rep. Jeff Landry (La.) said in a statement. “I don’t intend to spend my morning being lectured to by a president whose failed policies have put our children and grandchildren in a huge burden of debt.”
Landry is skipping a White House meeting with the entire GOP House caucus. Obama will meet with House Democrats on Thursday.
Landry said he would not sit down with Obama to negotiate on a deficit reduction compromise until Obama produces his own budget plan.
“Until the president produces a responsible deficit reduction plan, I’m not going to the White House to negotiate with myself. Our conference has put out for months where we would start the process,” Landry continued.
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