Biden to meet with Pelosi, Schumer on Friday
President-elect Joe Biden will host Democratic leaders Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer in Wilmington, Del., on Friday, according to congressional aides.
The meeting will be the first in-person huddle since the election, and the trio will have plenty to talk about. Congress is stalled on coronavirus relief, the pandemic is getting worse, and Biden will have to begin charting out how to get his Cabinet through a narrowly divided Senate that could be under Republican control.
Democrats are also eager to hear more about Biden’s priorities for the lame duck and the early months of his term.
Meanwhile, Biden has talked to a handful of Republicans, like Sen. Susan Collins of Maine, but not Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.). McConnell and many other Republicans have refused to recognize Biden as the president-elect.
The Friday meeting was first reported by Bloomberg.