S.C. Democrats will hear next month from a man who has spent much of the past year as a thorn in the White House’s side.
S.C. Democrats will host U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., at a party conference in Columbia.
Schiff is the top Democrat on the committee investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election and that country’s potential ties to the campaign of President Donald Trump.
Schiff has gained a national profile speaking out about Congress’s handling of the Russia investigation. At times, Schiff publicly has clashed with Republicans leading that investigation, including U.S. Rep. Trey Gowdy, the S.C. Republican that Schiff accused of acting like an attorney for Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner.
Schiff also has locked horns with the Trump administration, saying last week that Trump's approach to governing, “is a serious problem and, in many respects, far more grave a threat than anything coming from outside the country.”
Palmetto State Democrats are using the Russia controversy to promote Schiff’s visit to speak to the party’s John Spratt Issues Conference on Dec. 8.
“Congressman Schiff has been working to bring the American people the full picture about Russia's interference in our election, and ensure we are able to conduct free and fair elections,” said S.C. Democratic chairman Trav Robertson.