Moore said the caucus sees the Ryan meeting as an opportunity.
“Congressman Ryan is a nice guy,” she told a group of reporters in a press conference call Tuesday. “And — and, as such, you know, he has tried to frame the comments that he made about inner-city folks as just sort of inarticulate ways of — of communicating.
“We’re gonna challenge his assumptions about that, and really raise with him a couple of very specific proposals,” she said.
“Paul Ryan wants to talk about poverty, but he is . . . hamstrung by a caucus that is not willing to have these conversations. And so he’s sort of walking a tightrope,” she said.
Correction 3:03 p.m.
An earlier version of this post incorrectly reported that Rep. Ryan asked to meet with the CBC. He was invited to meet with the group.
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., right, hugs Harold Schaitberger, General President of the International Association of Fire Fighters, after the Congressman spoke at the IAFF's Legislative Conference General Session at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, March 9, 2015. The day featured addresses by members of Congress and Vice President Joe Biden.