Rep. Randy Neugebauer, R-Texas, said Thursday that Paul Ryan will make a good House speaker because of one quality he possesses.
"He's liked on both sides of the aisle. I think he understands that — as he said [Thursday] — this is a new start," Neugebauer said in a CNBC "Power Lunch" interview. "He talked about getting involvement of all the members, and not just a few members. I think that'll be a message that should resonate on both sides of the aisle."
Ryan was elected as the new House speaker earlier on Thursday, succeeding John Boehner of Ohio. The Wisconsin Republican will take over an unruly House that must deal with a fiscal mess.