Congressman Adam Schiff (D-CA) on the Future of American Democracy




October 29, 2021

Rubenstein Forum, Friedman Hall



Please join the Institute of Politics as we welcome in person Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) to discuss his new book, Midnight in Washington. In it he argues that the Trump presidency so weakened our institutions and compromised the Republican Party that the peril facing American democracy will last for years.


Congressman Schiff is chair of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and a member of the special select House committee investigating the storming of the Capitol on January 6. He also led the first impeachment of former President Donald Trump.


Copies of Midnight in Washington will be for sale and lunch will be provided.




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