Senate majority leader Harry Reid has adjourned the Senate to allow for a viewing of the Hollywood film Lincoln.
Senate Republicans propose initial $24B in Sandy aid, then adjourn to watch "Lincoln." Obama wanted 60B.— Joel Siegel (@joelmsiegel) December 19, 2012
Reid, Spielberg and Daniel Day-Lewis about to watch "Lincoln" on the Hill yfrog.com/g0ecramj— Sunlen Miller (@SunlenMiller) December 19, 2012
Reid calls the viewing an "an opportunity for bipartisanship."
Reid on Lincoln viewing, with Spielberg and Day-Lewis flanked beside. "This is really an opportunity for bipartisanship."— Manu Raju (@mkraju) December 19, 2012
The move is being criticized. RNC communications director Sean Spicer writes on Twitter:
Senator Reid has adjourned the Senate so they can all go see a movie -- what cliff?No budget in 3 years and movie time as nation in crisis— Sean Spicer (@seanspicer) December 19, 2012