Chris Murphy

Chris Murphy

U.S. Senator from Connecticut.

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Joining @JoyAnnReid  on @thereidout  in a few minutes to talk Ukraine and voting rights. Big day in the Senate.

Our democracy is in peril. It just is. Today’s vote is one of the most important I will cast as a Senator.

"Our democracy is a tiny, fragile port in a raging storm, and none of us should be surprised that once in a while, some Americans, drawn to the old system of control by the strong and powerful, decide it’s time to give up and submit to the battering winds."

This is why we care so much about the #FreedomtoVoteAct . The mainstream of the Republican Party doesn’t think a Democrat can ever legitimately win an election and is making sure it will never happen in key races. This would be an end to American democracy.

Five years ago today. My then 5 year old getting ready for the women's march, with his bin of Transformers close by.

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"11 senators and 39 members of the House, led by Senators Elizabeth Warren and Christopher S. Murphy, cited the botched Kabul drone strike as “emblematic of this systemic failure that has persisted across decades and administrations.”


The WHO had produced 1.4 million tests by the end of February. We took none of them, because Trump decided to produce his own test, then botched the development and roll out. It wasn't the WHO that put us in the position we are today. It was our own President.

Driving home tonight, I thought about Republicans' floor speeches today on the "sanctity of life". And how this concern for "life" apparently doesn't extend to the kids who were shot today in a school in Michigan. So I turned the car around, and went to the Senate floor.

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.

This hasn't gotten enough attention, but you need to know. Everybody needs to know. 1/ It's about the massive coverup campaign underway to disguise the octopus-like Russian election interference operation being run on Trump's behalf. Please read this whole thing.

Republican Senators keep reciting the part of the Constitution that says states set voting rules but they stop reading the clause halfway through so they don’t have to say the second half: “but the Congress may at any time by Law make or alter such Regulations”. Just amazing.

I remember the moment I saw Trump's tweet attacking Pence. We were in the chamber as aides were scrambling to bar the doors. Some were sobbing in fear. The mob was outside. Someone yelled out shots had been fired. I turned to Tim Kaine and said, "Oh my god, he's egging them on."

Soleimani was an enemy of the United States. That’s not a question. The question is this - as reports suggest, did America just assassinate, without any congressional authorization, the second most powerful person in Iran, knowingly setting off a potential massive regional war?

You spent $325,000 in taxpayer money to stage a walkout of a 49ers game in order to make perfectly clear you don’t stand by the right to peacefully protect.