Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nevada) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) are engaging in a rare moment of bipartisanship during the fiscal cliff talks: They’ve signed their names to invites to the Dec. 19 Capitol Hill screening of “Lincoln.”
“We believe that viewing this film would provide all senators with a positive opportunity to gather and reflect during this holiday season,” they said in the letter, sent to members today.
The 5 p.m. screening at the Capitol Visitors Center Auditorium will be for colleagues and their spouses, with snacks and drinks served before the movie. Afterward, director Steven Spielberg, actor Daniel Day-Lewis, screenwriter Tony Kushner, producer Kathleen Kennedy and historian Doris Kearns Goodwin will participate in a Q&A.
Reid and McConnell wrote that the film “depicts the good which is attainable when public servants put the betterment of the country ahead of short-term political interests.”