By Bliss Bowen
Pasadena Weekly Contributing Writer
With his engrossing, sometimes chilling book “Midnight in Washington: How We Almost Lost Our Democracy and Still Could,” Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA 28) examines tumultuous events of recent years in historical context while alerting readers to current threats.
There’s no time for complacency or despair, he warns, and some reasons for hope. Schiff discusses the book with actor Jason Alexander Saturday, Oct. 16, at Pasadena Presbyterian Church.
Schiff establishes his core themes in the book’s prologue, set in Senate chambers during Donald Trump’s first impeachment trial, and the subsequent chapter, which opens on Jan. 6 with Capitol police shouting at Congress members to grab their gas masks.
Exiting the House floor with Schiff, Republican colleagues express concern about his safety as insurrectionists hammer at doors…