Congressman Jim McDermott (D-Washington) warns the U.S. could turn into a scene from Les MisÃ©rables without a 'we' mentality in an interview with C-SPAN's "Washington Journal" on Tuesday.
McDERMOTT: This whole society is gradually changing in response to whatâ€™s going on. Now, weâ€™re in a very difficult period right now, because we have a lot of people who suddenly think itâ€™s all about me. And it isnâ€™t about me; itâ€™s about we. If we donâ€™t take care of one another, and we say everybodyâ€™s on their own, then it will simply fall apart as a society: become a mob scene, as it was in Paris if you go see Les MisÃ©rables. You can see what the country can become, if you donâ€™t have equity in the society. I donâ€™t want that. I want people to be able to have a peaceful life. And I think our system will work.