Duckworth, Kirk have lunch at Manny's Deli

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Friday, November 11, 2016

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Senator-elect Tammy Duckworth met for lunch today with outgoing senator mark kirk.

Duckworth easily beat Kirk in Tuesday's election.

Kirk asked Duckworth to meet for lunch at Manny's Deli to talk about the transition and Illinois' future.

"One of the reasons that we are the greatest democracy on the face of the Earth is because of the peaceful transition," Duckworth said. "In other nations, there are coups and there are assassinations and there are everything but a peaceful transition."

Kirk said he hopes the lunches become a tradition in Illinois.

Duckworth and the other newly elected senators take the oath of office in January.

Duckworth said she is hopeful there will be an immigration reform bill. She said she will speak up when she disagrees with Trump.

Kirk said he has some friends in the Trump administration, General Flynn and Mike Pence, and suggested he would be willing to serve in the Trump administration.