Chris Murphy

Chris Murphy

U.S. Senator from Connecticut.

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Rudy Giuliani is in Ukraine today, meeting with Ukranian leaders on behalf of the President of the United States, representing the President’s re-election campaign. It’s time to wake up. The corruption didn’t end when impeachment began. IT IS ONGOING.

It’s unnerving how eager everyone in this Administration is to be PR agents for the Saudis. I’m glad they are sad and cooperative, but ask yourself - would this Administration do this for any other country besides Saudi Arabia? Just so weird.

Almost a year to the day, I asked gun violence advocates and survivors what they wanted to see Congress act on in 2019. Their overwhelming answer: universal background checks. It's utterly shameful we haven't been able to get this done for them.

Yeah but you ask a lot of purely speculative and hypothetical questions, Burgess.

When I put out my report in March calling for college athlete compensation, I said I believed my willingness to speak out would draw others to the cause. Today I announced w @MittRomney  @marcorubio  @CoryBooker  @sendavidperdue  a bipartisan working group on athlete pay. Big news.

This is very good news for Xiyue Wang and his family. I will keep fighting for the release of all American citizens unjustly sitting in Iranian prisons.


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.

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.

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 - 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.

The U.S. convinced the Kurds to destroy ISIS for us, causing massive Kurd casualties. Then we conned the Kurds into dismantling their defenses, promising to protect them. Now Trump invites the Turks into Syria, green lighting them to wipe out the Kurds. Positively sinister.