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Biden Congratulates McCarthy

The Wall Street Journal · 01/07/2023 00:59

By Ben Pershing

President Biden released a statement Saturday morning congratulating GOP Rep. Kevin McCarthy on his election as House speaker and suggested they look for opportunities for bipartisanship.

"The American people expect their leaders to govern in a way that puts their needs above all else, and that is what we need to do now," Mr. Biden said. "As I said after the midterms, I am prepared to work with Republicans when I can and voters made clear that they expect Republicans to be prepared to work with me as well. Now that the leadership of the House of Representatives has been decided it is time for that process to begin."

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