Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) says he has invited President Obama and Vice President Biden to Capitol Hill Wednesday for deficit talks. Reid says the White House is on board, and the White House economic team is expected to attend as well.
The meeting may take place at White House if Capitol Hill doesn't work, Reid said.
Earlier today, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said he invited the president to come to the Capitol today to meet with Senate Republicans to talk about "what's actually possible" in the deficit talks.
"The President does not seem to get it," McConnell said.
McConnell's spokesman tells NBC, "I hope he accepts."
His office also struck a partisan tone, saying the Kentucky senator would "invite President Obama to the Capitol today to speak with Senate Republicans and explain his plans to hike taxes by hundreds of billions."