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Published November 17, 2010
Whether it was a political delay tactic or a scheduling mishap, Republicans are finding themselves in a PR battle to explain their canceling on President Obama’s announced meeting Thursday with congressional leaders.
Having canceled a press conference on Wednesday scheduled to follow the House GOP’s leadership election, Republicans said they also don’t have time to pay a visit to the White House while they are still in planning and organizational mode.
But Don Stewart, a spokesman for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, rejected even calling the delay a postponement because the only date Republicans agreed to was Nov. 30 when all members would be free to meet.
“That’s literally all there is to it,” he told FoxNews.com.