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Rasa News Agency - Ex-US top diplomat says political dysfunction has ‘broken’ Washington
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Time : Tuesday, October 9, 2018
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Ex-US top diplomat says political dysfunction has ‘broken’ Washington
Rasa - Former US Secretary of State John Kerry has blasted the political dysfunction in Washington, saying Congress is “torn apart ideologically” due to the partisanship plaguing the Democratic and Republican Parties in the nation’s legislature.

RNA - “Washington is broken. Most Americans understand that. It’s a mess. The Congress is dysfunctional because it’s torn apart ideologically. Politically, it’s in a bad place. And it’s a sad thing,” Kerry said in an interview with US media that aired Sunday.

 

“The extremes on both sides started to demand, ‘Well, you can’t do that and you can’t do this,’ and, in the end, nothing happened," he added. "Historically, our country has done best when people acted in the interest of the country, not in the interest of one party or the other party."

 

The former top US diplomat predicted that the public’s frustration with the dysfunction among members of Congress would manifest itself in the upcoming midterm congressional elections.

 

“I think there’s going to be a reaction in the midterms. … People are very angry at what’s been going on. I don’t know which party benefits where on that. My hope is that, regardless of what party you come from, you’re going to come to Washington determined to work together to make things happen in the best interest of the country,” he said.

 

According to Press TV, Kerry has also taken a strong stand against the policies of US President Donald Trump.

 

Kerry, who served as a senator from the state of Massachusetts and ran for president in 2004, is not ruling out running for president again in 2020 against Trump.

 

The American diplomat, who took part in negotiations with Iran and other world powers under former President Barack Obama, has blasted Trump for withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal.

 

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