ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Outgoing Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, who steps down in January after losing an independent bid for the U.S. Senate, says he is concerned that political divisions are preventing elected officials of both parties from working together on the nation’s problems.
“It’s been a real polarization and I think it’s unfortunate for the country. I’m concerned about consensus and common ground being able to be found to help America move forward,” Crist said in an interview with The Associated Press. “It’s fine to be proud of being a Republican and proud of being a Democrat, but not to the extent that you don’t work together for the betterment of the country as a whole.”