During Presser, Obama Tries to Congratulate Gillibrand

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The president calls the New York Senate appointee twice during Friday’s midday announcement.

Gillibrand was speaking during the first call, but stepped out to take the second one while Sen. Schumer spoke.

Press Secretary Gibbs reads a statement from Obama on the pick at second briefing. Read it here.

Plus: Clinton also celebrates selection.

MORE: TIME’s Tumulty on why Hillary Clinton fans are happy about Gillibrand.

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