Hit singer Andy Grammer says 'unity' more important than any political party

Multi-platinum recording artist Andy Grammer said he believes unity is more important than any political party during an interview that aired on Friday.

“I don’t align with any political party,” told Hill.TV. “I think that unity is really important and that any time you find yourself getting divisive to try and do your best to understand the other side.

“All of these lines that are drawn are kind of made up,” he added.

The pop artist was in the nation’s capitol this week for the Global Down Syndrome Foundation AcceptAbility Gala, which raised more than $350K to support medical research to improve the lives of people with Down Syndrome.

The event also honored Sen. Roy BluntRoy Dean BluntOn The Money: Lawmakers strike spending deal | US, China reach limited trade deal ahead of tariff deadline | Lighthizer fails to quell GOP angst over new NAFTA Lighthizer fails to quell GOP angst on trade deal Republicans consider skipping witnesses in Trump impeachment trial MORE (R-Mo.) and Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chair Rep. Cheri BustosCheryl (Cheri) Lea BustosDemocrats get the health care fight they want with prescription drug bill The Hill's 12:30 Report: Pelosi accuses Trump of 'bribery' in Ukraine dealings DCCC adds senior staffers after summer departures MORE (D-Ill.) for their advocacy on behalf of those with Down Syndrome. Even though Down Syndrome is the leading cause of developmental delay in the U.S., it is often overlooked by the federal government. 

Grammer, who performed at the event, said he see’s music as a way to raise awareness and build support for the Down Syndrome community. 

“I love to be someone that can amplify if that’s possible and music is a really great [way] to do that,” he told Hill.TV. 

—Tess Bonn