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More than a week since the nation voted to elect Barack Obama to a second term, "Piers Morgan Tonight" invited Republican Rep. Mary Bono Mack of California to share her insight and perspective into the future of politics in America.
Having lost her bid to remain a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, Bono Mack made a plea to return the country to a more united entity:
"This notion that we're all divided into subsets of Americans is very unfortunate," said the 51-year-old politician. "I think the American people want to be one big happy family. I think what's very important right now is that we heal as a country. This politics of divisiveness is really something the American people are rejecting. I think it's time that we do get beyond it."
With Democratic member-elect Raul Ruiz due to formally replace Bono Mack in January, the "lame duck" congresswoman is using her final months in politics to encourage nationwide bipartisanship:
"I think it's a time that we try to get beyond divisive politics and really put America back as the leading country in the world - have a president that leads with strength. And you know, I really think that the notion of we're all divided into subsets is something that really is getting old."
Watch the clip, and listen to the interview, as Bono Mack adds further context to the current state of public service in the United States.
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