During an interview with CBS reporter Margaret Brennan House Intelligence Committee Chair Rep. Adam Schiff made the absurd claim that the GOP is basically a personality cult that worships former President Donald Trump:
Brennan: don’t Democrats need to get ahead of of that messaging now? You need to show you can govern?
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Schiff: That’s right. One thing President Biden has been pitch perfect on, this is first and foremost about helping Americans get through this awful pandemic, but it is also key to the pro-democracy agenda that we have. We have to show that our democracy can deliver.
Brennan: right, but that’s the challenge. When you’re doing it only on party lines, it looks to people at home like they can’t get along, Washington is not working again.
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Schiff: We have a Republican Party that is autocratic around Donald Trump. It is not interested in governing. It is not interested in maintaining the solvency of the country. We have to recognize they’re not interested in governing. So we’re going to have to do it. We need to show that democracy delivers, that it can help people put food on the table. It can address these huge disparities in income. There is so much reason why our democracy is at this fragile point right now. And we need to, foremost, deliver on the economy but also on voting rights and stop these efforts to disenfranchise people.