Former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown, who was also the U.S. Ambassador to New Zealand and the Independent State of Samoa for the Trump administration, spoke to Boston Public Radio on Friday about our country's highly partisan climate.

"Honestly I'm disgusted at what's going on, I'm disgusted at politics, I'm disappointed at the way we're acting," he said.

Brown stressed the importance of holding an impeachment trial but wishes the country could return to focusing on other matters, like reopening schoools and rolling out the vaccine.

"What happened on Jan. 6 was completely abhorrent, it was horrifying, and the president was responsible for ultimately what happened," he said. "But quite frankly while this [impeachment trial] is important, I don't want to belittle it, but I want to move on," he said.

Brown, who was recently appointed president and dean of New England Law | Boston, called for more bipartisanship during a time of great division.

"Regarding the parties and who's going to step forward — I hope it's just good people because we need a strong and vibrant two-party, three-party, whatever, system, because when one party controls everything, things don't work properly."