Q Is there going to be any discussion about where Republicans can get their leadership after Tom DeLay, or does the President still support Tom DeLay and his leadership ability in the House?
MR. DUFFY: Scott has addressed that several times, there's nothing new to add on that. The President has great confidence in Speaker Hastert and the leadership team to deliver on continued accomplishments for the American people. We're talking about one today, one of the strongest economies in recent memory, that's created 4.6 million new jobs; and continuing to win the war on terrorism and protect the American people. We've got other items to accomplish, like in health care and education and in strengthening our pension system. And the President looks forward to working with Speaker Hastert and with Senator Frist and the Republican leadership on continuing to deliver on behalf of the American people.
Q Let me try that more directly. Does the President think it's time for DeLay to give up any hope of returning as Majority Leader, and does he think the House Republicans ought to hold an election within the next month or so to elect someone new?
MR. DUFFY: The President is the President of the United States. He is not a member of Congress, and he will leave that decision up to the members of Congress.
Q He's the leader of his party.
MR. DUFFY: He's the President of the United States, he's not a member of Congress.