Rep. Adam Schiff — Midnight in Washington: How We Almost Lost Our Democracy and Still Could - with Ben Rhodes

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Friday, October 22, 2021 - 7:00pm

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**This is an in-person event that will also be live-streamed virtually. All attendees must show proof of vaccination and wear a mask over the nose and mouth while inside the venue.

In the years leading up to the election of Donald Trump, Adam Schiff had already been sounding the alarm over the resurgence of autocracy around the world, and the threat this posed to the United States. But as he led the probe into Donald Trump’s Russia and Ukraine-related abuses of presidential power, Schiff came to the terrible conclusion that the principal threat to American democracy now came from within.

In Midnight in Washington, Schiff argues that the Trump presidency has so weakened our institutions and compromised the Republican Party that the peril will last for years, requiring unprecedented vigilance against the growing and dangerous appeal of authoritarianism. Schiff takes us inside his team of impeachment managers and their desperate defense of the constitution amid the rise of a distinctly American brand of autocracy.

It is a story that began with Trump but does not end with him, taking us through the disastrous culmination of the presidency and Schiff’s account of January 6, 2021, and how the anti-democratic forces Trump unleashed continue to define his party, making the future of democracy in America more uncertain than ever.

Schiff will be in conversation with Ben Rhodes, author of the New York Times bestsellers After the Fall and The World as It Is, co-host of Pod Save the World, a contributor for NBC News and MSNBC, and an adviser to former president Barack Obama.

GWU Betts Theatre
800 21st St NW
Washington, DC 20052
Non Fiction
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ISBN: 9780593231524
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Published: Random House - October 12th, 2021

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