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Adam Schiff: ‘We may all be moving to Canada soon’

Schiff’s remarks about relocating to Canada aren't much different than empty vows made by liberal Hollywood celebrities, who promised and then never did move north after Donald Trump was elected president in 2016.

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On Monday, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) said that “we may all be moving to Canada soon” when discussing social media and alleged meddling in the upcoming presidential election.

Schiff’s comments came during a George Washington University forum titled “Social Media Disinformation and Election Interference.”

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During the forum Schiff said 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.”

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Regarding Facebook, the Democrat said the tech giant will “need to be pulled and dragged into this era of corporate responsibility.”

“The economic incentives are simply too powerful for the continuation of the status quo,” Schiff said. “I, until proven otherwise, have the sense with respect to Google-YouTube that their strategy is to avoid the scrutiny of the other platforms and disclose as little as possible.”

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“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 continued. “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.”

Schiff’s remarks about relocating to Canada aren’t much different than empty vows made by liberal Hollywood celebrities, who promised and then never did move north after Donald Trump was elected president in 2016. “Girls” creator Lena Dunham made similar promises regarding the possibility of Trump’s election four years ago, even saying there was a “100 percent” chance that she would move to Canada if The Donald won the White House.

Singer and actress Barbra Streisand made the same claim in 2018, that she might move to Canada if House Republicans retained their majority in the midterm election. They did. She didn’t move. Take these liberal celebrities and high-profile figures’ grand proclamations with a grain of salt—Adam Schiff included.

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