Former Republican Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, co-chairman of the “No Labels” movement, appeared Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union” one day ahead of the group’s big conference in New York.
The conference, “Meeting To Make America Work!,” will address the art of problem-solving amid the political chaos and economic turmoil looming above the country.
“When you see that the dysfunction of Congress is now becoming our nation’s dysfunction — we’re becoming disfigured, in a sense, our economy is, because Congress is so far behind the game,” Huntsman said. “We want to create a new attitude around problem-solvers.”
The former presidential candidate, who is sharing chairmanship duties with Democratic West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin, said “No Labels” aspires to recruit 75 members by the end of the year.
It has 25 — a mix of Democrats, Republicans and independents — who have agreed to “check their ego at the door,” Huntsman said.
“We’ve got the politics of right and left and center, but we’ve forgotten the most important part of all, and that’s the politics of problem-solving,” he said. “What we’re doing today isn’t normal. This is not the norm.”
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