Schiff: Republican Party “Is Now an Autocratic Cult Around Donald Trump”

Adam Schiff, Chair of the House Intelligence Committee, stated Sunday that the Republican Party is now an autocratic cult surrounding Donald Trump. Schiff was responding to a question on CBS Face the Nation by Margaret Brennan about the Democrats' pursuit of legislation that only their fellow party members would support. Brennan stated that it once again appears to Americans as if they cannot get along and Washington is not working again. Schiff stated that the current dynamic is only a result of the Republican Party's transformation.
Advertisement

Schiff stated that the Republican Party does not want to govern. It is not interested in maintaining the country's creditworthiness or solvency. We have to admit that they are not interested in governing. So if we were to govern, we would have to do so. We will also do it with our votes if necessary.

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement

WATCH: @RepAdamSchiff tells #margbrennan that the Republican party has become an "autocratic, cult around Donald Trump", and is not interested in "governing" or maintaining the country's solvency. pic.twitter.com/f2doChgscP Face The Nation (@FaceTheNation) October 10, 2021

Advertisement

Schiff continued to state that the Republican Party had completely abandoned its ideology. However, he said that there is a chance of another Capitol attack in future, but that this is not what most worries him. He said that the most serious threat to the country is the way Republicans are running with the lie about the previous election.

Schiff stated that it was exactly this dynamic that drove him to write Midnight in Washington, his memoir. He said, "I wanted to tell the story in my book about how that happened, and how our democracy became so endangered in just four years." Schiff stated that one of his most terrible realizations during Trump's presidency was that people he trusted were more interested in power than any other. Schiff stated that one of the most shocking realizations was that many people across the aisle who I respected and admired because I believed they believed it, didn't believe it. They only cared about maintaining their power or position.

0 Comments

Post a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

0 comments