Congressman Adam Smith

Representing the 9th District of Washington
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    Our veterans have served this nation bravely and heroically. We owe these men and women an enormous debt of gratitude and respect. To honor our veteran's service, my office has partnered with the Library of Congress Veterans History Project and will be continually recording oral histories from veterans in our community through the year in my Renton, District Office.
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    Over the last few years, and especially in the past several months, I have seen an extraordinary level of engagement from the American people. In fact, in all my years as a legislator, I have never seen this level of involvement from constituents. This is a promising sign for the vitality of our civic culture and I hope I continue to see this level of participation as we move forward.


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Smith Joins CNN's The Situation Room on August 21, 2018

Aug 31, 2018

Russia interfered in our election. There is considerable evidence that people at the highest levels of the Trump campaign were working with those very same Russian operatives while they were interfering with this election. It needs to be investigated, we need to get to the bottom of it, and the President needs to stop trying to obstruct the investigation. The President expects not to be questioned. He expects to be worshipped. Well, that's not the system of government that we have here. It is a representative democracy. Everybody is supposed to be held accountable. If you are subpoenaed by a court, by a legitimate investigation, nobody is above the law. The President should not be above the law. He should absolutely have to testify under oath. One of the issues that I'm working on is to try to stop nuclear proliferation and reduce the odds of us stumbling into a nuclear war. Well, Russia and the U.S. are the two largest nuclear powers by a large margin. Us being in a better place, so that we can avoid that would be critical. In Afghanistan and Syria and a whole bunch of places, it would be a better world if we got along with Russia. But that's not what Vladimir Putin is doing. If the president basically sells us out to meet Putin's agenda, instead of coming to a more balanced accommodation that protects democracy, that protects Eastern Europe, that advances our interests, not just Russia's, then that worries me. No President has shown that level of weakness in my memory. On issue after issue, to simply stand there and not challenge Putin at all on anything, to basically praise Putin, that type of weakness shows me that this president doesn't know how to deal with Russia. Check out my full interview with Wolf Blitzer on CNN's The Situation Room

Rep Smith Joins CNN's Situation Room to Discuss Senator McCain's Passing

Aug 31, 2018

Senator John McCain understood that you need to work with people that you don’t agree with, something that frankly we need a lot more of in politics. Senator John McCain was willing to speak the truth, even when it wasn’t in his best interest. President Trump’s reaction to Senator McCain’s death is the exact opposite of what John McCain personified. This isn’t hard. Trump could say, “look there is no secret that John McCain and I had our differences, but I definitely recognize a patriot when I see one.” John McCain's dedication to public service, his service in Vietnam, you have to admire that. But our President can’t get past his own pettiness to recognize someone who deserves it. You don’t have to endorse someone’s entire life to recognize what they did that was right. We need leadership that brings us together and lifts us up. Check out my full interview today with Wolf Blitzer on CNN.

Smith Joins Wolf Blitzer to Discuss Trump Tower Meeting - August 6, 2018

Aug 7, 2018

"From the very beginning, the president, Donald Trump Jr., the attorney general, a whole series of people have consistently lied about their interactions with Russians." Watch Rep Smith's full interview with Wolf Blitzer on CNN discussing the Trump Tower Meeting.

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