It appears the White House is bowing – to some degree – to Republican demands that President Obama insert himself into the budget talks. But it looks like they’ve decided to circumvent Rep. Eric Cantor, the lead House GOP negotiator, who yesterday walked out.
A statement by the press secretary released just a little while ago:
On Monday, the President and Vice President will hold meetings at the White House with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell to discuss the status of the negotiations to find common ground on a balanced approach to deficit reduction. The meeting with the Majority Leader will take place in the morning and the meeting with the Minority Leader will take place in the early evening.