Biden calls on House Repub­li­cans to elect a new speak­er ‘quick­ly’

Pres­i­dent Joe Biden implored House Repub­li­cans to elect a new speak­er after Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R‑CA) was pushed out of the post.
“Pres­i­dent Biden has demon­strat­ed that he is always eager to work with both par­ties in Con­gress in good faith on behalf of the Amer­i­can peo­ple,” White House press sec­re­tary Karine Jean-Pierre said Tues­day in a state­ment. “Because the urgent chal­lenges fac­ing our nation will not wait, he hopes the House will quick­ly elect a speak­er.”
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“The Amer­i­can peo­ple deserve lead­er­ship that puts the issues affect­ing their lives front and cen­ter, as Pres­i­dent Biden did today with more his­toric action to low­er pre­scrip­tion drug prices,” she added. “Once the House has met their respon­si­bil­i­ty to elect a speak­er, he looks for­ward to work­ing togeth­er with them and with the Sen­ate to address the Amer­i­can people’s pri­or­i­ties.”
The White House­’s state­ment did not men­tion McCarthy after a small num­ber of Repub­li­cans, led by Rep. Matt Gaetz (R‑FL), and Democ­rats oust­ed him in a 216–210 vote through a p …