Sleepy John Kerry: Open Mouth Yawning Throughout National Prayer Breakfast

Secretary of State John Kerry and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi applaud during the National Prayer Breakfast on Feb. 7, 2013 at a hotel in Washington, D.C. (Getty Images)

It seems Secretary of State John Kerry is having some trouble adjusting to his new schedule.

America’s brand new top diplomat yawned most of the way through the annual National Prayer Breakfast in Washington on Thursday, according to the White House pool report.

Kerry, sitting next to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), was seated “front and center” in the audience and started yawning several minutes into the keynote speech “and basically didn’t stop.”

Kerry yawned “open mouth gaping,” “sometimes stifling and covering with a hand, sometimes not.” He continued during President Barack Obama’s speech “along with eye-rubbing.”

No clear photos catching Kerry in action were immediately released; we’ll update if any become available.