Staying Bi-Partisan On A Highly Political Night


WASHINGTON, DC (WSKG) – As the nation heads into an election year, President Trump’s State of the Union address stirred up some partisan rancor. Still, some New York representatives hope to strike a bipartisan tone.

Central New York Rep. Anthony Brindisi (D-NY) is a member of the Problem Solvers Caucus and says the group was unified at last night’s address.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., tears her copy of President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address after he refused her offered handshake. Vice President Mike Pence is at left. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

“We’re trying to show some bipartisanship tonight by wearing a mixture of red and blue which is purple and also sitting together during the State of the Union to show that we can cross the aisle and want to work together,” Brindisi said.

Two other members of the Problem Solvers Caucus, upstate Reps. Tom Reed and John Katko (R-NY) were also on the house floor, pushing the bipartisan ideal.

“Our country needs it,” Katko said. “I mean people are sick of the divisiveness on both sides.”

That divisiveness remains on display in Washington. This afternoon, President Trump will likely be acquitted in his Senate impeachment trial.