John Kasich, former Republican governor of Ohio who has spoken in support of Biden, says that President-elect Joe Biden will work to unify the country — but he will need to listen to Republicans’ concerns, particularly around the economy.
“Now is the time for Democrats — and I believe Joe Biden will do this — to begin to listen to what the other half of the country has had to say. I think that the other half of the country, in many respects, has felt as though they have not been listened to. They feel stuck economically, and it's going to be up to the Democrats to listen,” Kasich said during CNN's special coverage.
“If all sides can begin to really listen and think, this country can be healed, in my opinion,” Kasich added.
Kasich said he predicts Biden will govern as a moderate. He said that he believes Congress can get deals done on climate change, tax policy and infrastructure, but it should be focused on helping middle-to-lower income Americans.
“The far left can push him as hard as they want. And frankly, the Democrats have to make it clear to the far left that they almost cost him this election. That people in this country are basically center, center right, center left. They're not far left and they're also not far right. We've got to hope the far right will act responsibly now that this election is over,” Kasich added.