Dinner with Kamala
That will be a table for 24, please.
Vice President Kamala Harris has invited the women of the Senate to her residence for dinner on June 15, sources tell Politico, reinstating a once-quarterly bipartisan tradition eroded by competitive elections and busy schedules.
The 16 Democrats and eight Republicans will dine at the Observatory, and hopefully revive a sense of sisterhood that has "certainly faded," one of the sources told Politico. The get-togethers were originally started by former Sens. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) and Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas), but later dropped off following Mikulski's retirement in 2017.
Aggressive campaigning in the last two election cycles; a 2020 presidential primary face-off that pit Democratic colleagues Harris, Sen. Kristin Gillibrand (N.Y.), Sen. Amy Klobuchar (Minn.) and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (Mass.) against one another; and plain old scheduling issues may have also contributed to the group's general disband, writes Politico.