A Nebraska Congressman hopes the nation can heal after a divisive election season.
Congressman Adrian Smith, a Republican, says a change in how Washington works might help.
“With President-elect Donald Trump, I think we are in a position to start a new era, if you will, that brings the American people closer to the government in a way that makes the government more accountable, that we would not see the abuses of the executive branch of government,” Smith tells Nebraska reporters during a conference call.
Smith says the presidential election puts the deep divides in this country on full display.
Smith says he understands those skeptical of Trump’s ability to bring the country together.
“You know, when it comes to politics and predicting the future, I’ve had to shift gears here over the last few months,” Smith says with a chuckle. “Certainly, Donald Trump is someone I never counted out from winning the presidential election, simply because things have become so unpredictable. But I think that Donald Trump is well familiar with what needs to be done.”
Smith adds, though, that getting that done is a “heavy lift.”