Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) joined Greta Van Susteren tonight to lay out his agenda as new Speaker of the House and his vision for the Republican Party.

First of all, he said, he wants the House of Representatives to work as the founding fathers intended it to, with all representatives participating in the process.

Second, he wants to find common ground with Democrats without compromising Republican principles.

Third, he wants the GOP to do a better job as an opposition party, specifically holding the government more accountable and demanding more transparency.

Fourth, and the real reason he wanted to be Speaker, is that he doesn't like the direction of the country, and he feels the Republican Party owes the American people a better way forward.

"Ultimately, we're going to have to take this to the people, so we can have the kind of election we need, so we can pass what we need to do to save the country," Ryan said. "We need to win the White House."

Watch the "On The Record" interview above.

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