Chris Murphy

Chris Murphy

U.S. Senator from Connecticut.

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I will be on @NewDay  on @CNN  in a few minutes to talk about the groundbreaking gun violence bill and the key vote the Senate is taking this morning. #SaferCommunitiesAct 

Historic day. Just overflowing with gratitude to the movement that allowed us to finally flip the script and pass life saving gun safety legislation.

I’m exhausted. But I’m so proud of what we did together. We passed a bill tonight they breaks a 30 year logjam and saves lives. My thoughts at the end of a trying but miraculous four weeks.

These guys are just politicians. The Constitution to them is just a fun tool to help them impose their political views on the entire country. The implausible inconsistency of the guns and abortion rulings is both sickening and revealing.

What an amazing and powerful event in Hartford today to celebrate the passage of the #BipartisanSaferCommunitiesAct , the most significant gun safety legislation in 30 years. So proud of Connecticut’s anti-gun violence advocacy community who led the way.

Followed @McIlroy Rory for a couple holes today at the @TravelersChamp  in Cromwell. Was blown away by all the feedback from the crowd for our #BipartisanSaferCommunitiesAct . People are so relieved we finally broke 30 years of logjam on guns. (this is the group behind Rory)

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FYI this isn't stopping. There have been 18 mass shootings SINCE Uvalde. You need to know this. Because it's not going to stop until we do something. 1/ Here's just a sampling of the slaughter in the last six days:

President Obama set up anti-pandemic programs in 47 vulnerable countries, as a way to protect against something just like Coronavirus breaking out across the world. Experts begged Trump to keep them open. He closed 37 of them.

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.

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.

🚨NEWS: We have a deal. Today a bipartisan group of 20 Senators (10 D and 10 R) is announcing a breakthrough agreement on gun violence - the first in 30 years - that will save lives. I think you’ll be surprised at the scope of our framework. 1/ Here’s what it includes:

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.

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.