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Sen. Hyde-Smith no-show for dinner hosted by VP Harris due to ‘previous commitment’

Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Miss., check her mobile phone on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, June 8, 2021,...
Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Miss., check her mobile phone on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, June 8, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)(Alex Brandon | AP)
Updated: Jun. 16, 2021 at 2:47 PM CDT
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JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - Only three female U.S. senators were absent for a bipartisan women senators dinner hosted by Vice President Kamala Harris, one being Mississippi senator Cindy Hyde-Smith.

The dinner was held Tuesday at the Vice President’s residence, which is located on the grounds of the U.S. Naval Observatory in Washington, D.C.

“What a wonderful bipartisan women Senators dinner at our @VP’s residence,” posted Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) on Twitter. “Thank you Kamala! I am so proud of you!”

Stabenow also posted pictures of the dinner showing every women U.S. senator in attendance.

Republican senator Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), who did attend the dinner, said that it was “a lovely event.”

The three who did not go were Senators Cynthia Marie Lummis (R-WY), Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) and Cindy Hyde-Smith.

According to a spokesperson for Hyde-Smith, she “appreciated the Vice President’s invitation,” but could not attend “due to a previous commitment.”

It was not revealed what that previous commitment was.

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