Spicer was asked if President Donald Trump or any top level staff have seen a copy of the Senate GOP's health care bill that has not yet been made available for public viewing.
And he and others in the White House are basically becoming the only people left in Washington, D.C., at least, that can't seem to answer that question one way or the other.
"Look, it's no secret we've had a couple vacancies, including our communications director, he's been gone for a while", he said.
Mike Dubke resigned as White House communications director last month after a series of legal and political threats began to torment the administration.
Spicer and Priebus reportedly reached out to Fox News contributor Laura Ingraham about her interest in the press secretary role, POLITICO reported, as well as asked Daily Mail editor David Martosko about his desire to fill the communications director position. "We've been meeting with potential people.
I'm not sure that the press secretary thing is something I'm dying to do".
At one briefing, when she was questioned why Spicer was missing, she mentioned his role was probably getting upgraded.
Spicer's response comes amid reports that he will leave the briefing podium to become Senior Adviser for Communications, although nothing has been finalized yet.
'See you tomorrow in Iowa, ' Spicer declared as he closed out his Tuesday briefing, making reference to a rally Trump is holding tomorrow in Cedar Rapids.
The former first daughter criticised Mr Bannon on Twitter, saying the White House was "using fat shaming to justify increased opacity".
During the briefing, Mr Spicer suggested that changes may be coming.
The reason Spicer has stopped doing press briefings is that he's "gotten fatter", Steve Bannon texted a reporter. Whether Bannon is speaking for himself or the president wasn't clear, but many weren't amused.