U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff on championing democracy and America

Chair of the House Intelligence Committee delivers 30th annual Leopold Lecture

Adam Schiff said the very idea of America is at risk. Photo by Genie Lemieux

October 04, 2019
Daniel P. Smith

U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff, chair of the House Intelligence Committee, told an enthusiastic Northwestern audience Oct. 3 that both this nation’s liberal democracy and even “the very idea of America” have been put at risk by President Donald Trump.

People around the globe look to the United States for hope, and even though it is far from perfect, it remains a promise the world over that people can live free, immigrants are welcome, and a free press and human rights are respected, he said.

Schiff also reflected on Trump’s criticism of the press, his condemnation of entire faiths and his administration’s harsh treatment of those seeking refuge in the United States. “The very idea of America” as the globe’s foremost defender of human rights and freedoms is at risk, he said.

Source: Northwestern Now

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U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff, chair of the House Intelligence Committee, told an enthusiastic Northwestern audience Oct. 3 that both this nation’s liberal democracy and even “the very idea of America” have been put at risk by President Donald Trump.