Gov. McDonnell On Shutdown: Bad Choices And Failure Of Leadership To Blame

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Bob McDonnell, the Republican governor of Virginia. (
Bob McDonnell, the Republican governor of Virginia. (

A Republican plan to temporarily raise the debt ceiling didn't pass muster at the White House last night, but both the President and Republican House leaders have agreed to keep talking.

Some Republican governors are also unhappy with how their party is handling the budget standoff.

The Republican Governors Association website features a video showcasing a handful of governors, including Louisiana's Bobby Jindal, Scott Walker of Wisconsin, and John Kasich of Ohio, who aim to set themselves apart from the government impasse.

Virginia's Republican Governor, Bob McDonnell, is also distancing himself from what he calls "the dysfunction of Washington."

He joins Here & Now's Meghna Chakrabarti to share his thoughts on the government shutdown.


This segment aired on October 11, 2013.


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