October 17th, 2013
08:40 AM ET
8 months ago

Republican congressman: It was worth the fight

Washington (CNN) – Rep. Mick Mulvaney, a tea party firebrand, said Thursday the fight that led to a government shutdown was worth it, but he acknowledged the GOP's messaging wasn't as effective.

"Anytime you fight for something you really believe in and something you think is important, then the fight is going to be worth it," the South Carolina Republican said on CNN's "New Day."

Filed under: Angus King • Mick Mulvaney