Chris Murphy

Chris Murphy

U.S. Senator from Connecticut.

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I will look at the intel when I get back to DC this afternoon. But if Iran was involved, it is as unacceptable as it is predictable. Trump’s Iran strategy has been blind unilateral escalation. No off ramps. No international consensus building.

And frankly, no matter where this latest drone strike was launched from, there is no short or long term upside to the U.S. military getting more deeply involved in the growing regional contest between the Saudis and Iranians.

This Wednesday night I hope you'll join me, @RepTedDeutch  and @nowthisnews  for a presentation of Generation Columbine and a discussion on how young people are changing the future of the gun violence prevention movement. RSVP here ⤵️

Contrary to popular belief, post-war America has largely stayed out of regional military conflicts in the Middle East. We have certainly provided arms and run covert ops (most of them ending badly), but we are not, and never have been, the security guarantor for the region.

Tonight, I'm leading 20+ @SenateDems  in holding the floor and calling on Mitch McConnell to act on gun violence. More than 90% of Americans want Congress to pass universal background checks. RT if you're one of them.

Heading to the floor now to talk about the need for the Senate to act on gun violence. We need universal background checks. We need meaningful action on gun violence. We need a debate. And we need a vote.


97% of Americans believe that you should have to pass a background check before you buy a gun. RT if you're one of them.

19 out of 20 murderers have no mental illness diagnosis. 4 out of 5 mass shooters have no mental illness diagnosis, and half showed no signs on a prior, undiagnosed illness. Framing this as just a mental illness problem is a gun industry trope. Period. Stop.

It's worth asking why we spend $600 billion a year on the military if we can't get more than 5000 troops and 50 helicopters to Puerto Rico.

Trump said yesterday no one cares about his tax returns. @RonWyden  & I have a bill requiring their release. Retweet this if you agree w us.

To my colleagues - get off your ass and do something. Stop pretending like your only responsibility is to offer sympathy. You got elected to fix things. And this is fixable. But not if all you do about this is tweet.

I’m unfollowing the President of the United States today on Twitter, because his feed is the most hate-filled, racist, and demeaning of the 200+ I follow, and it regularly ruins my day to read it. So I’m just going to stop. I can’t believe I just typed that.

To my colleagues: your cowardice to act cannot be whitewashed by thoughts and prayers. None of this ends unless we do something to stop it.

It's been 71 days since the House passed Universal Background Checks. RT if you think it's time for the Senate to pass this bill.

Now I get it. If the killer is an immigrant you can talk about policy change, but if he's natural born, you're "politicizing the tragedy".