Cindy Hyde-Smith, appointed by Gov. Phil Bryant to replace retiring U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran, is scheduled to meet with White House officials Wednesday, according to a report by the Washington Post.

The selection of Hyde-Smith, a Republican, to be the first woman to represent Mississippi in Congress, came under fire as it was being announced with reports that the White House had concerns about the selection.

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