Ladies night: Obama’s gesture to women Senators

In yet attempt to show his softer side, President Obama has invited all 20 female senators for dinner at the White House on Tuesday.

For months, Obama has tried to appear willing to work with House and Senate leaders on both sides of the aisle on legislation that is important to him.

Dinner is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday in the State Dining Room of the White House. All 16 Democrats and four Republicans have been invited, but the White House would not confirm who will be attending, according to Politico.

New York Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand tweeted her appreciation for the invitation. Gillibrand suggested the dinner during a segment on ABC in January.

Kirsten Gillibrand tweet

“When I saw President Obama a few weeks ago, I told him about our dinners and I said, Mr. President, if you want to see bipartisanship in Washington, invite the women senators to help you get it done and he loved the idea and he plans to invite us to the white house,” Gillibrand said in the January interview.

Watch the January ABC report with all 20 female senators shortly after they were sworn into office.



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