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Biden on Cheney drama: 'I don't understand the Republicans'

President BidenJoe BidenObama: Ensuring democracy 'continues to work effectively' keeps me 'up at night' New Jersey landlords prohibited from asking potential tenants about criminal records Overnight Defense: Pentagon pulling some air defense assets from Middle East | Dems introduce resolution apologizing to LGBT community for discrimination | White House denies pausing military aid package to Ukraine MORE on Wednesday expressed confusion over the infighting in the House Republican caucus that has put Rep. Liz CheneyElizabeth (Liz) Lynn CheneyCheney: 'It is disgusting and despicable' to see Gosar 'lie' about Jan. 6 GOP's Stefanik defends Trump DOJ secret subpoenas McCarthy pushes back on Biden criticism of GOP at NATO MORE (R-Wyo.) on the verge of being ousted from leadership.

"I don't understand the Republicans," Biden told reporters as he exited a Washington, D.C., restaurant as part of a visit to highlight the benefits of a $1.9 trillion economic relief law.

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Biden's comments are his first on the drama playing out across Pennsylvania Avenue, where House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin McCarthyHouse Democrats' campaign arm raises almost million in May Five takeaways on the Supreme Court's Obamacare decision Environmental groups urge congressional leaders to leave climate provisions in infrastructure package MORE (R-Calif.) and House Minority Whip Steve ScaliseStephen (Steve) Joseph ScaliseHillicon Valley: Senate unanimously confirms Chris Inglis as first White House cyber czar | Scrutiny mounts on Microsoft's surveillance technology | Senators unveil bill to crack down on cyber criminals Five takeaways on the Supreme Court's Obamacare decision FCC votes to advance proposed ban on Chinese telecom equipment MORE (R-La.), along with many rank-and-file Republican lawmakers, are moving to oust Cheney for continuing to speak out against former President TrumpDonald TrumpWhite House denies pausing military aid package to Ukraine Poll: 30 percent of GOP voters believe Trump will 'likely' be reinstated this year Black Secret Service agent told Trump it was offensive to hold rally in Tulsa on Juneteenth: report MORE for his false claims the 2020 election was stolen and over his role in the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol.

Trump on Wednesday endorsed Rep. Elise StefanikElise Marie StefanikWhite House denies pausing military aid package to Ukraine Canadian ambassador calls for close coordination in handling of US border Five takeaways on the Supreme Court's Obamacare decision MORE (R-N.Y.) to replace Cheney in the House GOP leadership should the caucus vote to remove Cheney or should she step down.

White House press secretary Jen PsakiJen PsakiOvernight Defense: Pentagon pulling some air defense assets from Middle East | Dems introduce resolution apologizing to LGBT community for discrimination | White House denies pausing military aid package to Ukraine White House denies pausing military aid package to Ukraine Joe Rogan slams CNN's Stelter: 'Your show is f---ing terrible' MORE on Tuesday said the administration would remain focused on its agenda and on finding common ground with Republicans when possible.

"The Republican Party seems to be spending a lot of blood, sweat and tears trying to figure out where they stand and what they stand for, and that's their prerogative," Psaki said.

"But our focus is on — and how we're spending our time is on — defeating the pandemic, growing our economy, building on that for the long run," she continued. "And it's no secret that the president doesn't see eye to eye on many policies with Congresswoman Cheney, but his view is that the American people elected him, and also many people representing Congress — representing them in Congress to solve problems for them. And he's going to continue to seek civility even when he disagrees."