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Biden and McCarthy, Wary Opponents, Prepare to Work Together

The past two years reflected public bickering, private distance between them

President Joe Biden began his presidency with an apparent snub of future House speaker Kevin McCarthy, who was sitting about 30 feet away, watching the teleprompter, as Biden addressed the nation from the west front of the U.S. Capitol.

"Chief Justice Roberts, Vice President Harris, Speaker Pelosi, Leader Schumer, Leader McConnell, Vice President Pence, distinguished guests," Biden said at the start of his inaugural address on Jan. 20, 2021.

McCarthy, then the House minority leader, has since told others that he noticed in real time his omission from the bipartisan list of congressional leaders. A White House aide said the omission of McCarthy's name from the inaugural speech was unintentional.

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