The GOP speaker’s fight in the House of Representatives has “embarrassed” the nation, claims the 60 Minutes correspondent.

Speaking to Americans on Sunday, 60 Minutes correspondent Lesley Stahl argued that the speaker battle among Republicans in Congress was a “historic mess” and an embarrassment to the United States

“The historic chaos in the House of Representatives over the past week has embarrassed not just one party but an entire nation,” Stahl said.

California Republican Congressman Kevin McCarthy won his rocky bid to be Speaker of the House on Jan. 7 after five days of debate.

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The GOP 20 holdouts — a group that some critics derisively dubbed the “Taliban 20” — refused to vote for McCarthy until he granted their motions to vote on bills addressing border security and abortion, among other issues.

Stahl expressed disbelief at the course of the debate in the House.

“A small minority has prevented the House from electing a leader or even swearing in its own members.”

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Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., walks back to his seat after speaking with Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla. spoke after Gaetz voted "currently" in the House of Representatives when the House of Representatives meets for the fourth day to elect a Speaker and convene the 118th Congress on Friday, January 6, 2023 in Washington.

Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., walks back to his seat after speaking with Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., after Gaetz voted “present” in the House of Representatives chamber as the House of Representatives meeting for the fourth day to elect a Speaker and convene the 118th Congress on Friday, January 6, 2023 in Washington.
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She continued, “Vote after vote, the would-be speakers could not bring themselves to step aside in favor of a colleague.”

Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio., Rep. Byron Donalds, R-Fla. and even former President Donald Trump have all been included in the speaker’s race as a possible replacement for McCarthy.

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Dean of the House of Representatives Hal Rogers, R-Ky., swears in Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., as Speaker of the House at the US Capitol in Washington early Saturday, January 7, 2023.

Dean of the House of Representatives Hal Rogers, R-Ky., swears in Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., as Speaker of the House at the US Capitol in Washington early Saturday, January 7, 2023.
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But Stahl, a vocal critic of Trump and a longtime CBS correspondent from the Carter and Reagan years, acknowledged that the so-called “chaos” in the House of Representatives lasted “only for a few days in January.”

She also claimed that the oratorical struggle in Congress challenged Republicans’ ability to govern.

“But if members of the new majority party can’t bring themselves to support a new leader,” Stahl added, “then one wonders what happens when Congress is faced with difficult decisions about budgets, taxes, defense or raising the debt ceiling stands: actually rule. ”

Fox News’ Brian Flood contributed to this report.

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