Robert Gates, who served as Secretary of Defense under former President Barack Obama, said during an interview over the weekend that he believes the extreme political polarization in the U.S. is the greatest threat the country faces.
Gates made the remarks during an interview that aired Sunday on CBS’s “Face The Nation” with host Margaret Brennan.
The comments were made after the two discussed the debt ceiling and the struggle in Washington, D.C., for leaders on both sides of the aisle to work together to resolve issues.
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“I think it is the polarization in the country,” Gates said when asked what he thought was the greatest danger to the U.S. “We’ve always had polarization in America. If you go back to the Jefferson, Adams presidential race in 1800,
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