John Kerry says political 'cynicism has grown' on all sides
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Former Secretary of State John KerryJohn Forbes KerryThe Memo: Sanders-Warren battle could reshape Democratic primary Bring on the brokered convention 18 progressive groups sign unity pledge amid Sanders-Warren feud MORE says cynicism has grown across the country because the "government hasn't delivered."

"People are pissed off," Kerry said during an interview with comedian Amy SchumerAmy Beth SchumerThe Hill's 12:30 Report: Pelosi says impeachment articles coming 'soon' as pressure builds Democrats battle for Hollywood's cash Mo'Nique sues Netflix for discrimination MORE on her Spotify podcast "3 Girls, 1 Keith" released Tuesday.


"Cynicism has grown on the right, in the center, on the left," Kerry told the "Trainwreck" actress in the wide-ranging conversation, which also addressed climate change and the current political landscape.

"Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump rails against impeachment in speech to Texas farmers Trump administration planning to crack down on 'birth tourism': report George Conway on Trump adding Dershowitz, Starr to legal team: 'Hard to see how either could help' MORE won the presidency with only 54.2 percent of eligible Americans voting," said Kerry, a former Massachusetts senator and the 2004 Democratic presidential nominee.

"You'll get more Americans to come out. I guarantee you. The vast majority of Americans are in the right place. They want to solve these problems. They're ready to do it, and we will win back our future," he said.

Kerry, 75, criticized lawmakers who "are craving just to be there, and being there becomes the goal in and of itself."

"They lose sight of what the Constitution requires, and what the country requires, and they just will not speak out," he added.

"And unfortunately, that's where a lot of, I don't mean to be partisan, but the Republicans right now are, I think, in a really bad place," said Kerry. "They know. They will tell you privately. They know that this guy is not on the up-and-up, that he's off balance and so forth."