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Biden congratulated McCarthy: he’s prepared to work with Republicans

Newsman: President Joe Biden issued a statement congratulating Speaker-elect Kevin McCarthy on his win.

In his statement, the president said:

“Jill and I congratulate Kevin McCarthy on his election as Speaker of the House. 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.”

“Now the hard work begins,” McCarthy said in first speech as House speaker

nhis first speech as House speaker, Kevin McCarthy told his colleagues, “Now the hard work begins.”

“What we do here today, next week, next month, next year, will set the tone for everything that follows,” he added.

McCarthy also used the remarks to “talk directly to the American people.”

“As speaker of the House, my ultimate responsibility is not to my party, my conference, or even our Congress,” McCarthy said. “My responsibility, our responsibility, is to our country.”

 “No one gets promised anything,” McCarthy said.

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