Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is going Hollywood, reaching out to Director Steven Spielberg to screen his cinematic paean to “16″ for lawmakers on Wednesday, Dec. 19.
According to a preliminary report on the entertainment site Deadline, the Nevada Democrat was so taken with the “Lincoln” biopic, a gripping drama which focuses on a career-defining standoff between the embattled president just after his election to a second term and a reticent Congress (hmmm, wonder whether any other Illinois lawmakers can relate?), he was willing to “provide the U.S. Senate to Spielberg as the theatre.”
Not so, says a Reid aide, who told CQ Roll Call that while they are happy to host the film, opening up the chamber is a nonstarter.
“It will *not* be on the Senate floor as one report suggested,” the aide stated. Full story