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After dining with President Obama, Republican Senators Toomey and Johnson join Rand Paul filibuster

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Sen. Pat Toomey R-Pa. and Sen. Ron Johnson were among the twelve Republican U.S. Senators who joined President Obama for dinner this evening, as Sen. Rand Paul R-Ky continued his filibuster on the Senate floor.

Toomey and Johnson, however, joined their colleagues in the Senate afterwards at around 11:00 p.m.

Toomey also spoke on the floor with Rand Paul earlier in the day.

According to the White House, the President and the Senators dined at the Jefferson Hotel but reportedly did not discuss Paul’s filibuster.

“A number of Republican Senators joined the president and his gracious invitation for dinner tonight,” Johnson said to his colleagues on the floor. “It was an excellent dinner. It was genuine, sincere, open, discussion of the fiscal problems facing this nation.”

 

 

 

 

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