I want to thank Paula Dockery for her Oct. 4 Other Views column, House Republicans own this mess, on the government shutdown.
What a relief to know there are still Republicans out there ready to confront the truth.
I admire her for her astute analysis of this issue and for having the courage to come out and speak her mind.
She is a true patriot.
I’m a lifelong Democrat, but I want the Republican Party to continue on a sane course, not the one it has been on for the past several years.
I hope and pray there are more out there like her who are willing to step up and do the right thing for their party and for the whole country and its citizens.
Betty T. Valls, Miami