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“It’s hard to move forward, when you have two-thirds of the Republican Conference who voted not to certify the election and who are going to perpetuate the big lie that the election was stolen and wasted. resulted in the January 6 riot, “Kind said.

But to achieve bipartisanship, he said, the debate should focus on politics, not “personal attacks and dirty tricks.” But the pandemic has limited some of the relationships needed to work together.

“What makes it difficult, and it’s true for all of our lives, is COVID and everything virtual. It’s harder to walk into the same room when you have a pandemic and a very deadly virus, ”Kind said.

“All of our meetings are virtual, it’s not in person, and you lose a lot when you can’t be in the same room and enjoy each other’s company, have side conversations necessary for friendships and build a little confidence, ”he said.

“I think there are a lot of limits to doing virtual meetings, and until we can start to get back to normal, it’s going to pose some unique hurdles, as I’m sure other people find themselves at home, ”Kind said.

Still, Kind said he already sees work in progress, signaling that a united front may be possible.

“I’ve heard from some of my Republican colleagues before that they were more in the White House in the first month of his administration than they were in the past four years,” Kind said.

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