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State Department reacts to struggle to elect House speaker

Ned Price

State Department spokesman Ned Price on Wednesday reacted to the House GOP’s repeated failure to elect a speaker.

“Our message has never been that democracy is neat, or that democracy is seamless. They are seeing our institutions at work,” Price said at the State Department press briefing.

Price said the world is seeing democracy at work on Capitol Hill and said it “isn’t always without its complications.”

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