Patrick McHen­ry says GOP needs Speak­er John­son to ‘be bet­ter’ as shut­down looms

Rep. Patrick McHen­ry (R‑NC) believes Speak­er Mike John­son (R‑LA) has to “be bet­ter” in order for the House to “get things done” as the gov­ern­ment faces a par­tial shut­down this week.
McHen­ry, who served as speak­er pro tem­pore in Octo­ber after the ouster of for­mer Speak­er Kevin McCarthy, sound­ed frus­trat­ed over the lack of progress on a deal to keep the gov­ern­ment fund­ed, telling CNN’s Manu Raju, “We can avoid [the shut­down]… but it’s time to get on with the deal rather than dither. We can do it.”

Rep. Patrick McHen­ry says Speak­er John­son should put Ukraine aid pack­age on the floor of the House. On gov­ern­ment fund­ing: “It’s time to get on with the deal rather than dither.“Says GOP should have tak­en Sen­ate bor­der deal.And adds: ‘We need the speak­er to be bette …