Amidst current the backlash against Vice President Kamala Harris for not travelling to the southern border to handle the border crisis, the 'Border Czar' hosted a bipartisan group of female senators to have dinner with her at the Naval Observatory residence Tuesday night.
Harris invited all 24 female senators, 16 Democrats and eight Republicans, according to CNN. 22 of those 24 attended. Kyrsten Sinema, Cynthia Lummis, and Cindy Hyde-Smith, all Republicans, reportedly did not attend.
The attending Senators spoke highly of the dinner, commending Harris’ bipartisan outreach during a time where both sides of the aisle tend not to see eye to eye.
According to a menu posted by Senator Deb Fischer, the group of ladies dined on roasted Mahi-Mahi, and had strawberry-rhubarb croustades for dessert.
They also enjoyed wines sourced from Harris’ home state of California, according to CNN.
"Our Vice President even made the cheese puffs herself! And they were so good!" Senator Debbie Stabenow tweeted.
Senator Marsha Blackburn called the dinner a "lovely event," adding that it "wasn't a policy discussion at all."
"But if she had brought up policies, I would've loved to have said, 'Madame Vice President, you need to get to the border. You need to talk to the Border Patrol,'" Blackburn said in an interview Tuesday with Fox News' Sean Hannity.
Sinema, according to AZCentral, broke her foot running the Tunnel Marathon over the weekend. One twitter user questioned her lack of attendance, pointing out that Harris’ home is wheelchair accessible.
Some Twitter users slammed the dinner, with many echoing the recent push to get the Vice President to the border.