Is There Any Hope For Our Divided Nation? Antonio Delgado Has Some Ideas
The congressman’s political recipe for bridging the gaps could be just what we need post-Trump.
Is there any hope for this hopelessly divided nation?
We can’t agree on who won the presidential election. For months, Congress has failed to deliver desperately needed assistance for people suffering during a pandemic. We can’t even agree on whether to wear masks — so how can we possibly come together to advance racial justice, safeguard our democracy or save the planet?
I put the question to someone who lives it every day: a young, Black Democrat who just handily won election to his second term in Congress from an Upstate New York district that is overwhelmingly White, rural and well-stocked with Republicans. To do so, Antonio Delgado carried several counties President Trump also won handily.
Who are these Trump-Delgado voters? I asked him. Do they suggest a way toward bridging the divisions?
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