Bachmann to miss GOP meeting with Obama

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Obama is to speak to House Republicans in Baltimore today to try and forge some common ground with a caucus that has largely stood in firm opposition to his biggest legislative priorities to date.

One of his biggest critics — Rep. Michele Bachmann — won’t be there to hear it.

Bachmann is in California today, and through the weekend, spokesman Dave Dziok said, adding that the trip was scheduled before the president’s appearance was confirmed.

Reps. John Kline and Erik Paulsen will both be on hand to hear Obama, their respective offices confirmed.

Paulsen took to Twitter shortly before noon to express his hopes for the meeting: “At GOP retreat — Prez will meet with us shortly. Said he wants to listen & work together. Hope he’ll take some of our ideas to heart.”

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Comments (2)

  1. Submitted by James Crue on 01/29/2010 - 12:05 pm.

    Is it any surprise Sarah Palin quit her job as Governor?

    How can Michele Bachman be taken seriously when she has the best health care and takes farm subsidy money from the Federal Government? She claims to want to keep Government at bay but gladly takes what they offer her.

  2. Submitted by Paul Brandon on 01/30/2010 - 03:22 pm.

    The meeting was constructive, so she wasn’t missed.

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