That’s the contention of California Congressman Adam Schiff, a Democrat who has been in office for 20 years. Schiff was there when Trump supporters mobbed the US Capitol on January 6, 2021—and he had never experienced anything like it.
In a secure location with members from both parties, Schiff donned a gas mask and waited for the danger to pass.
When the situation was finally under control, Schiff became outraged at how Donald Trump had compromised the very nature of democracy.
Reflecting on how Trump changed the tone of political engagement in the US, Schiff offers his analysis of what’s in the Mueller Report, Trump’s relationship with Putin, and the impeachment inquiries. Schiff also shares his highly personal account of how his relationship with Republican colleagues changed over the course of Trump’s tenure.
Learn more about Schiff’s dramatic experiences in our latest Instaread, Midnight in Washington.