Burbank Democratic Congressman Adam Schiff has been front and center as one of the faces of his party’s resistance to the Trump administration, most notably in his frequent interviews on cable TV news talking about the House Select Intelligence Committee’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.
A vocal critic of the president, Schiff has seen his profile rise meteorically since becoming the committee’s ranking member, and his often surfaces on shortlists of people thought to be running for president in 2020. Schiff’s recent trips across the country to campaign for local candidates, including one trip to first-in-the-nation primary state New Hampshire, have some looking at what, exactly, Schiff’s future political ambitions are. The Congressman has been noncommittal when the subject has been broached, neither suggesting he might run nor ruling out the possibility.
Today on AirTalk, Congressman Schiff checks in with Larry Mantle to shed more light on what his next political career move might be, how he sees the 2020 Democratic presidential field shaping up, his take on the upcoming midterm elections and more:
- Political ambitions for the future and thoughts on 2020 Democratic presidential hopefuls
- The Washington Post's Oct. 12 op-ed on how a Democratic majority House would check the president
- Mueller probe latest — how might Attorney General Jeff Sessions stepping down impact the investigation?
- Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance and political dimensions of how the Trump administration handles diplomacy with Riyadh
- Recent statement that legal precedent suggests sitting officials can be impeached for criminal conduct prior to election to office
- Concerns about hyper-politicization of the House Intelligence Committee
- Recent opposition to annual intelligence authorization bill
- House Intel panel votes to release transcripts of its now-defunct Russia probe
- Joint letter signed by Schiff and other members of Congress asking DNI to assess national security threats of “deep fakes”
- ShakeAlert early earthquake warning system rollout
Adam Schiff (D-Burbank), U.S. Congressman representing California’s 28th congressional district, which includes Burbank, parts of Pasadena and Glendale, communities in Verdugo Hills, and other parts of greater Los Angeles including Hollywood, Echo Park Silver Lake and Los Feliz; he is also ranking member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence; he tweets @RepAdamSchiff