Biden: GOP speaker drama ’embarrassing’ and ‘not my problem’

When asked Tuesday about the Biden’s thoughts on the speakership race, White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters President Biden “certainly will not insert himself in that process,” saying the administration was “looking forward to working with congressional colleagues including Democrats, Republicans and Independents this year.”

On Tuesday, a handful of Republicans blocked Kevin McCarthy’s bid for speaker during three straight votes for the gavel, with McCarthy only losing support as the day wore on.

As the House GOP prepares to enter the second day of deliberation, it’s unclear whether McCarthy’s whip count has improved or how Republicans will proceed in their public infighting over the speaker’s gavel.