John Kerry says political 'cynicism has grown' on all sides
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Former Secretary of State John KerryJohn Forbes KerryPompeo announces Israeli settlements do not violate international law Deval Patrick's 2020 entry raises stakes in New Hampshire Growing 2020 field underscores Democratic divide 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 SchumerMo'Nique sues Netflix for discrimination John Kerry says political 'cynicism has grown' on all sides Amy Schumer, Samantha Bee among 400 writers urging Cuomo to sign TV tax credit bill 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 TrumpDem senator says Zelensky was 'feeling the pressure' to probe Bidens 2020 Dems slam Trump decision on West Bank settlements Trump calls latest impeachment hearings 'a great day for Republicans' 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."