I don’t get it, she has such an electrifying personality, why wouldn’t they want her around?
(Roll Call) — Congressional leaders met this week with two of the most important people in Washington: the co-chairmen of the Joint Committee for Deficit Reduction. There was only one problem: House Minority LeaderNancy Pelosi didn’t even know the meeting was taking place.
With work on the all-important super committee finally kicking into high gear, panel co-chairmen Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) met with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid(D-Nev.), Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Senate Minority WhipJon Kyl (R-Ariz.) in the leadership suite of Senate Minority LeaderMitch McConnell (R-Ky.). Kyl is also member of the deficit panel.
Though sources close to the principals declined to comment on the nature of the discussions between the leaders, they all confirmed that Pelosi was not present.
In addition, Pelosi and Reid held their regular weekly meeting at about 5:15 p.m. Wednesday, just moments after the session in McConnell’s office ended.