Chris Murphy

Chris Murphy

U.S. Senator from Connecticut.

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Just finished our meeting w Ukrainian President Zelensky. I remain very impressed. I told him that in every challenge there is an opportunity. In the wake of impeachment, Congress should increase support for Ukraine. And Zelensky gave us a list of new ways to help.

4/ I wish President Trump would see that value too. Because our current policy of blind, non-strategic escalation is just making Iran more powerful and menacing, and making America weaker and less secure.

Two years ago today, 17 people were shot and killed in their classrooms in Parkland. Hold your loved ones tight today. Tell them you love them. And then decide what you will do to stop the epidemic of gun violence in this country.

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Please please read this. Thousands of poor people are being put in jail bc they are late on medical bills. Like a dad, arrested and taken away from his cancer ridden child. That’s why I’m writing legislation to end this horrific abuse.

They're not ready to "reveal their replacement" because it doesn't exist.

1/ Attached is my usual account of my latest trip abroad, this one to Ukraine and Munich. I met w the Iranian Foriegn Minister in Munich. It’s dangerous not to talk to adversaries, esp amidst a cycle of escalation. Quick thread on what I told Zarif.

Iran restarted their nuclear program, fired at our troops, upped support for proxies. Your Iran policy is a disastrous failure. And FYI I’m the Ranking Member on the Senate Foreign Relations subcommittee on the Middle East. It’s literally my job to meet with regional leaders.


?This is breaking news and it’s important. New documents show: 1. Ukraine aid was held just hours after the Trump/Zelensky “do us a favor” call 2. Internal notes show Trump’s direct involvement 3. Staff knew it was wrong, kept it secret

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.

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.

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?

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.

The moment we all feared is likely upon us. An unstable President in way over his head, panicking, with all his experienced advisers having quit, and only the sycophantic amateurs remaining. Assassinating foreign leaders, announcing plans to bomb civilians. A nightmare.

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.

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.

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.