Via FOX News:
But the White House confirmed that it has called together a dinner meeting Wednesday evening with several rank-and-file Senate Republicans. The meeting, days in the making, will be held on neutral territory – a downtown Washington hotel – though the snowstorm blowing through D.C. could postpone the rendezvous.
The guest list has not been made public, but aides say it includes Republican Sens. John McCain of Arizona, Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire, Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania, Bob Corker of Tennessee, Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, Dan Coats of Indiana and Tom Coburn of Oklahoma.
“I have a dogsled ready to go,” McCain joked Wednesday.
Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell claimed he didn’t mind that Obama was going around Republican leaders.