Just the News reports that Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, recently suggested that he and many others might be leaving the United States for good in the near future.
“We may all be moving to Canada soon,” Schiff said.
The California congressman made the comment Monday during a “Social Media Disinformation and Election Interference” forum Monday at George Washington University.
Schiff’s Intelligence Committee recently held a hearing with representatives of major social media companies which included a discussion on this very topic. During the George Washington forum, he took the opportunity to reflect on the different viewpoints he believes are currently prevailing at each of the platforms.
Breitbart reports Schiff as saying that he gets the “sense that there’s something going on at Twitter, that maybe we’ve reached the last straw for what the management of Twitter can take, in terms of what they’re seeing how their platform is being used.”
Then, regarding Facebook and recent leftist boycotts targeting the platform, Schiff said that the social media giant needs “to be pulled and dragged into this era of corporate responsibility. The economic incentives are simply too powerful for a continuation of the status quo.”
Finally, regarding Google-YouTube, Schiff said he believes “that their strategy is to avoid the scrutiny of the other platforms and disclose as little as possible.”
“It’s not unlike the — although I’m sure they won’t appreciate this analogy — the president’s view that if you don’t test it, there is no virus,” Schiff said, according to Breitbart. “If they don’t discuss it, if they don’t reveal it, there is no problem, and so nothing I guess from the hearing shook those impressions, but time will tell.”
All talk, no action
It was in the context of these remarks that Schiff, in the presence of Dominic LeBlanc, a member of the Canadian Parliament, suggested a move to Canada.
A promise to leave America, of course, has become a particularly popular one on the left over the course of Donald Trump’s presidency, having already been made by a number of prominent liberals, including singer Barbra Streisand, comedienne Amy Schumer, and actress and producer Lena Dunham, as The Hill reported.
The only problem, of course, is that these people are all talk — they say, “if this happens, I am out of here,” then that very thing happens, and they stay.
Considering Schiff’s pattern of disgraceful conduct regarding everything from the Russia collusion probe to the impeachment of President Trump, if the California Democrat were actually to head north of the border, he certainly wouldn’t be missed.