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Chris Murphy
11 hours ago:   Monday Aug 19 - 4:11pm
The media may move on after mass shootings, but voters won't. When it comes to keeping our communities safe, voters don’t forget. https://t.co/HByG6cx0eO

Chris Murphy
15 hours ago:   Monday Aug 19 - 12:01pm
The NCAA shows again that when it comes to the education of student-athletes the "student" piece is an afterthought. https://t.co/bzCL2t4ELG

Chris Murphy
2 days ago:   Saturday Aug 17 - 2:32pm
Parents shouldn't need to buy their child a bulletproof backpack. They should have lawmakers who are trying to make sure their kids won't get shot at school. https://t.co/qg2dLqD31K

Chris Murphy
3 days ago:   Friday Aug 16 - 10:53pm
The idea that CAIR is a group of "radical leftists" affiliated with terrorists is a right wing, racist trope pushed by the Islamaphobia hate network. I'm sorry that it's getting any serious airing in a tolerant, progressive minded state like ours. https://t.co/zZIedigZGn

Chris Murphy
3 days ago:   Friday Aug 16 - 8:29pm
FYI the Hamburg Fair has a $5 ring toss tonight with a guarantee to win a 4 ft high blow up alien. I feel like I’m literally stealing from the nice people here in Lyme. https://t.co/HC0V9OH7Ex


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Chris Murphy
3 days ago:   Friday Aug 16 - 6:01pm
RT @maggieNYT: Trump's large union crowd at Shell was given the option of not showing up — and not getting paid | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette https://t.co/qTOnfBHwwd

Chris Murphy
3 days ago:   Friday Aug 16 - 11:56am
What is happening in Aden right now is hyper-complicated. There are big downsides and potential interesting upsides for peace. But given the multitude of players involved, only the U.S. can convene all the parties (Saudis, UAE, Houthis, STC, etc) and find a way forward.

Chris Murphy
3 days ago:   Friday Aug 16 - 11:51am
Under Trump, the U.S. has stood on the sidelines as Yemen has unraveled. As a new crisis dawns in southern Yemen, this is the moment for direct American engagement. Shame on America if we keep willingly sitting on our hands. https://t.co/O5gsxDoquf

Chris Murphy
3 days ago:   Friday Aug 16 - 11:35am
I think this piece is largely right, but there isn't a mystery as to whether guns was a big issue in 2018. Exit polling puts it as the second most important issue for Democratic voters (after health care) in the midterms. https://t.co/4ouBGvqbNj via @politicomag

Chris Murphy
3 days ago:   Friday Aug 16 - 10:40am
RT @BillSimmons: “You’re Going to Have to Run Faster”: How Football Neglects Black Coaches https://t.co/N9wwKmk8Lv via @ringer

Chris Murphy
3 days ago:   Friday Aug 16 - 10:38am
Not making things better. https://t.co/HD3tXAW7f7

Chris Murphy
4 days ago:   Thursday Aug 15 - 10:02pm
@brianschatz Deal. And FYI a reporter asked me today, “do you think Republicans are just feigning interest until the media attention dies down?” I said something like “maybe, but when the media moves on, voters won’t. These days, on guns, voters don’t forget.”

Chris Murphy
4 days ago:   Thursday Aug 15 - 8:52pm
Maybe not. But I’m gonna give it a whirl Bri. https://t.co/M74GS3OXg0

Chris Murphy
4 days ago:   Thursday Aug 15 - 8:46pm
RT @daveweigel: Feels like an incumbent who can’t break 40% against any top challenger is in trouble, but we don’t know how many of these voters were polled in rust belt diners. https://t.co/frKnLP3PFo


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Chris Murphy
4 days ago:   Thursday Aug 15 - 11:32am
Our inaction on gun violence puts police and first responders in the line of fire on a daily basis. Glad to see these officers in Philadelphia will make a full recovery. https://t.co/4KdrvP9Rhz

Chris Murphy
4 days ago:   Thursday Aug 15 - 10:22am
I don’t like the way these members often talk about Israel, but a decision to ban congressional critics from Israel would be a big mistake. This will do long term harm to the U.S.-Israel relationship. https://t.co/so6WueB4II

Chris Murphy
5 days ago:   Wednesday Aug 14 - 5:14pm
In the spring, I told a top Trump official in my office their Venezuela policy was all wrong. Played all their cards way too early, with not enough set up. Forced the hand of Cuba and Russia too soon. He said that if Maduro wasn't gone by May, I'd be right. It's August.

Chris Murphy
5 days ago:   Wednesday Aug 14 - 5:02pm
@TylerKepner https://t.co/RV4hyRFsYW


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Chris Murphy
5 days ago:   Wednesday Aug 14 - 12:31pm
RT @hartfordcourant: Donald Trump said Tuesday he had a “very good conversation” with @ChrisMurphyCT on the issue of legislation to strengthen background checks on gun sales. https://t.co/LpAI7EWgzs

Chris Murphy
6 days ago:   Tuesday Aug 13 - 2:20pm
This is not foreign policy. https://t.co/IB6Kux1y6n

Chris Murphy
6 days ago:   Tuesday Aug 13 - 2:18pm
It's hard to overstate how meaningful support or backing from the U.S. is to the work of human rights and democracy activists overseas. It's also hard to overstate how devastating it is when they risk it all to speak up for these "American" values, and America is silent.

Chris Murphy
6 days ago:   Tuesday Aug 13 - 10:26am
I've spoken to @POTUS as well as @Sen_JoeManchin and @SenToomey over the past several days re our background checks bills. We continue to work to find common ground, but as I told the President, we can't get a bill if he and the GOP give the gun lobby veto power.

Chris Murphy
6 days ago:   Tuesday Aug 13 - 9:27am
"Donald Trump is heading into the 2020 elections with no clear-cut foreign policy successes, some dramatic failures and a string of looming crises around the world" https://t.co/PX3bg0VIdj

Chris Murphy
1 week ago:   Monday Aug 12 - 9:17pm
This is just utterly indefensible. There is zero argument that the breakup of the EU is good for the U.S.. https://t.co/319OACxswR

Chris Murphy
1 week ago:   Monday Aug 12 - 8:52pm
About to join @AC360 at the top of the hour to give an update on bipartisan discussions in the Senate on background checks. Hope is still alive...

Chris Murphy
1 week ago:   Monday Aug 12 - 8:15pm
I gave up two weeks ago. https://t.co/pjmjrBjnm6

Chris Murphy
1 week ago:   Monday Aug 12 - 5:25pm
This new rule is a cruel way to make sure that families who need care and resources don't get them. https://t.co/OWv0VCW8Pb

Chris Murphy
1 week ago:   Monday Aug 12 - 3:19pm
We are driving species to extinction due to climate change and instead of doing anything to stop it the Trump administration just gutted the Endangered Species Act. https://t.co/zgROqwGaYG

Chris Murphy
1 week ago:   Monday Aug 12 - 1:30pm
It took 12 pages in the Washington Post to name all of the victims of mass shootings in this country. And that doesn’t include the hundreds of thousands who die from suicide, homicide, and acts of domestic violence. Every day we fail to act, more names are added to this list https://t.co/k1pwA8EpWO


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Chris Murphy
1 week ago:   Monday Aug 12 - 10:33am
Nine people in Dayton aren't coming home to their families - A young mom, a grad student studying cancer care, a refugee who came to America seeking safety. And it's because of gun violence. https://t.co/ZbzbBkX8lT

Chris Murphy
1 week ago:   Sunday Aug 11 - 9:29pm
RT @JoeBiden: In the Senate, @SenFeinstein and I led the successful effort to ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. It worked. It saved lives. As president, I’ll take on the @NRA and ban military-style weapons once again. https://t.co/bPPJXCdQWt

Chris Murphy
1 week ago:   Sunday Aug 11 - 6:40pm
Doctors are seeing the impacts of gun violence on their patients firsthand. They're calling on Congress to do something about this mass slaughter. https://t.co/Aee051tgnJ

Chris Murphy
1 week ago:   Saturday Aug 10 - 6:11pm
Take a minute today to read the stories of the El Paso shooting victims. They are not coming home to their loved ones. And we did nothing to stop it. https://t.co/rJdX9uFClg

Chris Murphy
1 week ago:   Saturday Aug 10 - 10:05am
Gabby Giffords and the Parkland students are heroes. It’s important for every major 2020 candidate to be at this forum. https://t.co/Z5A4ZvtY4u

Chris Murphy
1 week ago:   Friday Aug 9 - 9:07pm
The NRA is weaker than ever, but Republican lawmakers are still letting them decide what policies they'll support. Imagine if they listened to 95% of Americans instead? https://t.co/zpG6644lV4

Chris Murphy
1 week ago:   Friday Aug 9 - 4:07pm
In 2014 the NRA spent $4.4 million to get Thom Tillis elected to the Senate in North Carolina. But we can beat him in 2020. Chip in to support @CalforNC to help us flip the Senate and change our gun laws. ⤵️ https://t.co/43HCQbIO6o

Chris Murphy
1 week ago:   Friday Aug 9 - 12:57pm
I love when Republicans say we shouldn’t debate background checks because “it can’t pass”, as if there are special procedural hurdles. If “it can’t pass” it’s only because the people saying it are against it and willing to keep voting against the 95% of their voters who want it.

Chris Murphy
1 week ago:   Friday Aug 9 - 12:27pm
Two things are clear: 1. Universal background checks is the most popular (95% public support), most impactful (studies show it saves the most lives) gun law we can pass. 2. If Trump actually gets behind it, GOP will follow and it will pass. Your move, Mr. President.

Chris Murphy
1 week ago:   Friday Aug 9 - 12:23pm
Hope you'll take a minute to read my op-ed in @thehill today. America has a unique legacy of violence. But we also have the power to fix it. https://t.co/8jkrNppyZd

Chris Murphy
1 week ago:   Thursday Aug 8 - 5:00pm
@ShuttleCDRKelly @GabbyGiffords @AmyMcGrathKY Every day Mitch McConnell refuses to vote on background checks is a day we raise money to flip the Senate. If we want to change our gun laws, we can start by electing @SaraGideonME in Maine. Click to donate to her campaign👇 https://t.co/OaSZY5paie

Chris Murphy
1 week ago:   Thursday Aug 8 - 11:24am
RT @politico: “Congress also contributes to the violence,” Sen. Chris Murphy said today, citing inaction by lawmakers in recent days and the failure to pass major gun reforms after previous mass shootings. https://t.co/sTeQB7Key8 https://t.co/UG0EFjD47q


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Chris Murphy
1 week ago:   Thursday Aug 8 - 11:23am
More than 90% of Americans want universal background checks. Our bill passed with bipartisan support in the House. Why won't the Senate touch it? Here's one big reason. https://t.co/3Df9FikgxR

Chris Murphy
1 week ago:   Thursday Aug 8 - 10:01am
RT @WSJPolitics: Pentagon Inspector General report cites Trump policy decisions in signs of Islamic State comeback https://t.co/StNqQAf49F

Chris Murphy
1 week ago:   Thursday Aug 8 - 8:54am
RT @SenFeinstein: Earlier this summer, Senator @ChrisMurphyCT and I wrote an op-ed about what actions the Senate could take to implement commonsense gun safety reforms. Since then, we’ve seen even more preventable mass shootings. https://t.co/Rn7GpNH4zY

Chris Murphy
1 week ago:   Wednesday Aug 7 - 10:36pm
Manchin-Toomey was a product of its political moment. Before the growth of the modern anti-gun violence movement; before Dylan Roof exposed the danger of the “default proceed” rule; before 32 NRA A rated incumbents got beat.

Chris Murphy
1 week ago:   Wednesday Aug 7 - 4:33pm
@ShuttleCDRKelly @GabbyGiffords The single biggest obstacle to passing universal background checks is Mitch McConnell. Want to change our gun laws? Let's get @AmyMcGrathKY elected to the U.S. Senate. Donate now to her campaign 👇 https://t.co/DFSKl6Mn0n

Chris Murphy
1 week ago:   Wednesday Aug 7 - 2:07pm
It's not mental illness. It's not video games. It's the guns. https://t.co/q2btYCRCjy

Chris Murphy
1 week ago:   Wednesday Aug 7 - 11:33am
Mr. President, if you tell Republicans in Congress to get behind universal background checks, it will pass. And lives will be saved. But we’ve been here before, after Parkland, when you said the same thing. And after we left your office, the gun lobbyists walked in.

Chris Murphy
1 week ago:   Wednesday Aug 7 - 11:26am
RT @philipoltermann: Merkel, snapped on holiday reading Stephen Greenblatt’s study of Shakespeare’s villains, “The Tyrant”. A dissection of the “infantile psychology and unquenchable narcissistic appetites of demagogues—”, according to the blurb. Happy holidays! https://t.co/8TnzrX3xit


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Chris Murphy
1 week ago:   Tuesday Aug 6 - 10:51pm
RT @MichaelBennet: .@SenateMajLdr McConnell: You need to bring the Senate back in session to take action on gun violence & bring the House-passed background check bill up for a vote THIS WEEK. Every Member of Congress needs to know there will be consequences at the ballot box for failing to act. https://t.co/yKdT1phym5


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Chris Murphy
1 week ago:   Tuesday Aug 6 - 10:50pm
RT @amyklobuchar: We must stand up to the NRA. We cannot be a nation where parents are giving their lives to save their children while Senators sit on their hands. https://t.co/wvmDcd4zVa


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Chris Murphy
1 week ago:   Tuesday Aug 6 - 10:49pm
RT @JoeBiden: Mr. President, immigration isn’t the problem. White nationalism is the problem. America’s inaction on gun safety legislation is the problem. It’s time to put the politics aside and pass universal background checks and an assault weapons ban. Lives depend on it. https://t.co/zGFDUZyihw

Chris Murphy
1 week ago:   Tuesday Aug 6 - 10:48pm
RT @SenGillibrand: Sen. McConnell should call the Senate back into session now. We should vote on universal background checks, a ban on assault weapons and large magazines, and anti-gun trafficking measures. These three things will help keep our communities safer, and we can’t afford to wait.

Chris Murphy
1 week ago:   Tuesday Aug 6 - 10:47pm
RT @SenSanders: Senator McConnell, bring a bill to fight this gun violence epidemic to the Senate floor for a vote. These were passed by the House five months ago: ∙ Bipartisan Background Checks Act ∙ Enhanced Background Checks Act Without action, your words are meaningless and insulting. https://t.co/4tcr9NgivP

Chris Murphy
1 week ago:   Tuesday Aug 6 - 10:46pm
RT @PeteButtigieg: We live in the only country where this is routine, yet an overwhelming majority of Americans support gun safety measures that would save lives. It shows you that the @NRA no longer speaks for gun owners, it speaks for gun corporations. https://t.co/8xDHn137cz


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Chris Murphy
1 week ago:   Tuesday Aug 6 - 10:45pm
RT @CoryBooker: If you need a license to drive a car, you should need a license to own and operate a gun. I’ll get this done as president: https://t.co/si7MK1VfB3

Chris Murphy
1 week ago:   Tuesday Aug 6 - 10:44pm
RT @ewarren: Two background check bills passed the House months ago. But Mitch McConnell is refusing to let the Senate vote on them. @SenateMajLdr: Call us back into session. We need #GunReformNow.

Chris Murphy
1 week ago:   Tuesday Aug 6 - 10:43pm
RT @KamalaHarris: As president, I will take executive action to: →Revoke the licenses of gun manufacturers & dealers that break the law →Require anyone who sells more than 5 guns/yr to run a background check on all gun sales →Ban the importation of AR-15-style assault weapons

Chris Murphy
1 week ago:   Tuesday Aug 6 - 9:36pm
Worth a read. A deeper dive on why it’s dangerous and counterproductive to blame gun violence on mental illness. https://t.co/lzuvZc9ojm

Chris Murphy
1 week ago:   Tuesday Aug 6 - 8:18pm
48 people were shot last weekend in Chicago. About to go live with @andersoncooper on @CNN to talk about the urgency of this moment and why @senatemajldr needs to call us back into session right now.

Chris Murphy
1 week ago:   Tuesday Aug 6 - 5:50pm
Eventually, my Republican colleagues, democracy will catch up with you. 90% of your voters support universal background checks. In 2018, guns was the no. 2 issue for voters who chose Democrats and 32 (!!) NRA-backed incumbent Republicans lost. Democracy's coming.

Chris Murphy
1 week ago:   Tuesday Aug 6 - 4:58pm
RT @VanityFair: “There’s blood on the hands of members of Congress who are going to do nothing again,” says @ChrisMurphyCT. “Even if a law can’t stop every murder, the moral signal that we’re sending by passing something significant has an effect in and of itself” https://t.co/k9MCflMmw0

Chris Murphy
1 week ago:   Tuesday Aug 6 - 3:24pm
Up first, @ShuttleCDRKelly running in Arizona. No one has done more for the anti-gun violence cause than Mark and his wife @GabbyGiffords. This seat is a must-win and it's one we can win. Chip in here 👇 https://t.co/IPn4lt9fSa

Chris Murphy
1 week ago:   Tuesday Aug 6 - 3:24pm
The only way we change our gun laws is by taking back the Senate in 2020. This week, I'll be raising money every day for candidates who can help us do that.

Chris Murphy
1 week ago:   Tuesday Aug 6 - 2:08pm
Brenda Moss lost her son to gun violence. Stop what you are doing right now and watch her call to action in the wake of this weekend's shootings. This movement is powered by volunteers across the country who are ready to fight. And we will keep fighting until we win. https://t.co/9V0xsRyfuc

Chris Murphy
1 week ago:   Tuesday Aug 6 - 12:39pm
This would be a good day for every 2020 candidate who isn’t on this list to confirm for the @GiffordsCourage @AMarch4OurLives October 2nd forum. https://t.co/X7XAboOXgt

Chris Murphy
2 weeks ago:   Monday Aug 5 - 9:36pm
About to join @maddow to talk about the path forward on anti-gun violence legislation. Going live from Old Saybrook, CT tonight. https://t.co/TGMo3vSZbF


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Chris Murphy
2 weeks ago:   Monday Aug 5 - 9:25pm
RT @patrickhealynyt: NEWS: Since January, Trump’s campaign has posted more than 2,000 ads on Facebook including the word “invasion.” They are part of a Facebook ad buy for Trump immigration spots that total $1.25 million since late March, @thomaskaplan reports. https://t.co/xqgdCZh2h8

Chris Murphy
2 weeks ago:   Monday Aug 5 - 9:24pm
RT @NateSilver538: Tomorrow's NYT print edition. Not sure "TRUMP URGES UNITY VS. RACISM" is how I would have framed the story. https://t.co/quOibXsp32


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Chris Murphy
2 weeks ago:   Monday Aug 5 - 12:43pm
I have a super good idea for the President and every Republican who have become interested today in making our mental system better. wait for it...wait for it... STOP YOUR LAWSUIT TO OVERTURN THE ACA, ENDING MENTAL HEALTH COVERAGE FOR 20M PEOPLE! That would be a nice start.

Chris Murphy
2 weeks ago:   Monday Aug 5 - 10:02am
As the author of the background checks bill in the Senste (the companion to HR 8), I think it’s important to note there are big, important differences between Manchin-Toomey and our bill. They aren’t the same fwiw.

Chris Murphy
2 weeks ago:   Monday Aug 5 - 9:45am
If Turkey invades Syria, it will be a massive diplomatic failure for the Trump Administration. Scores of lives will be lost. But you could see this coming a mile away as Trump has played this nonsensical hot/cold game w Erdogan for years. https://t.co/DCo6MZ4ZPg

Chris Murphy
2 weeks ago:   Monday Aug 5 - 9:03am
As much as Dayton and El Paso, this is America’s gun violence epidemic. And it’s why passing background checks is the most impactful way to save lives. https://t.co/J0iW6I81wW

Chris Murphy
2 weeks ago:   Monday Aug 5 - 9:02am
Tying background checks to immigration reform is a transparent play to do nothing. There is no need to do them together. Background checks has already passed the House - w Republican votes. If Trump asked McConnell to support it, it would pass in a week. FYI - he won’t do that. https://t.co/n7pQ13R1fc

Chris Murphy
2 weeks ago:   Sunday Aug 4 - 6:00pm
RT @derekbauman: This is the type of 100 Round double drum magazine the Dayton shooter used. No need for pesky reloading. Available to legally order online for convenient home deliver as we speak for $129.95. Perhaps we could stipulate that folks don’t need these and go from there? @shannonrwatts https://t.co/OF2umvUYFj


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Chris Murphy
2 weeks ago:   Sunday Aug 4 - 5:58pm
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.

Chris Murphy
2 weeks ago:   Sunday Aug 4 - 3:51pm
Remember, the idea that we must all stand down from politics in the wake of high profile mass shootings is a fiction created by the gun lobby to keep our movement from winning. If you want this madness to end, donate to or volunteer for a anti-gun violence candidate. Now.

Chris Murphy
2 weeks ago:   Sunday Aug 4 - 1:08pm
We can disagree over policy while locking arms in human concern. We can do both. I believe this. My words will be sharp edged about our need to act with deliberate speed. But in end, it's better if we do this together. https://t.co/9kLwp4v8wo

Chris Murphy
2 weeks ago:   Sunday Aug 4 - 12:58pm
Let's just be clear - when they say "come together" they mean "come together to do nothing." https://t.co/f4ThDoIm9g

Chris Murphy
2 weeks ago:   Sunday Aug 4 - 12:27pm
And America has no more mental illness than other nations. Just here, the people dealing w complicated inner demons can get a military style weapon with ease. https://t.co/B7DV6YvrCl

Chris Murphy
2 weeks ago:   Sunday Aug 4 - 8:45am
These young men contemplating mass murder take note of the inaction of their government, shooting after shooting, and their broken minds infer endorsement by our silence. If you're doing nothing - again - after the last 24 hours, the blood is soaking deeper into your hands.

Chris Murphy
2 weeks ago:   Sunday Aug 4 - 8:40am
Call Trump out by name, but don't oversimplify this. There is an extensive, well funded extremist network of racism and hate in this country that helps drive young men to commit atrocities like this. Beating Trump matters, but dismantling it takes more than just winning in 2020. https://t.co/CpartiprSv

Chris Murphy
2 weeks ago:   Saturday Aug 3 - 6:46pm
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.

Chris Murphy
2 weeks ago:   Saturday Aug 3 - 6:40pm
Message to my colleagues. https://t.co/bqkWve2FT8


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Chris Murphy
2 weeks ago:   Saturday Aug 3 - 6:40pm
RT @EPPOLICE: Blood needed urgently. Multiple injured transported to various hospitals. Blood donation centers Vitalent Blood Services at 424 s Mesa Hills and 133 N Zaragoza

Chris Murphy
2 weeks ago:   Saturday Aug 3 - 5:00pm
My god. It’s happening again. My heart is with El Paso.

Chris Murphy
2 weeks ago:   Saturday Aug 3 - 2:16pm
RT @juliaioffe: [searches twitter for conservative outrage over lack of civility] https://t.co/Pi4dFVMtge

Chris Murphy
2 weeks ago:   Saturday Aug 3 - 11:03am
The cap on SALT deductions was specifically targeted at states like Connecticut. All while the GOP tax bill gave giant breaks to millionaires the big corporations. I'm going to keep fighting for tax relief for CT families. https://t.co/LeDo34RSAf

Chris Murphy
2 weeks ago:   Saturday Aug 3 - 8:12am
RT @shannonrwatts: "I am a believer that the social change movements you read about in history books, the ones that really transform the history of this country... they are the movements that met huge obstacles… and when they were faced with those obstacles they kept going.” @ChrisMurphyCT #GSU19 https://t.co/TExdmHrNJe


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Chris Murphy
2 weeks ago:   Friday Aug 2 - 7:44pm
It was amazing to see up close the strength of our movement today. https://t.co/3yLzvRnnrf

Chris Murphy
2 weeks ago:   Friday Aug 2 - 6:25pm
He treats this job like a joke. He does. https://t.co/0PH59c45QX

Chris Murphy
2 weeks ago:   Friday Aug 2 - 4:46pm
This is what daily gun violence in America looks like. Chantell Grant and Andrea Stoudemire were moms working to break the cycle of violence in their community. https://t.co/QGxvpyq43X

Chris Murphy
2 weeks ago:   Friday Aug 2 - 2:19pm
Had an amazing time this morning speaking to a room full of thousands of @MomsDemand volunteers from all 50 states at #GSU19. There is no denying that today, our movement is stronger than the gun lobby. https://t.co/er36VJStgf


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Chris Murphy
2 weeks ago:   Friday Aug 2 - 1:24pm
4/ The most important discussion should be about whether we have any evidence in Afghanistan that continued U.S. military presence is doing more good than harm (and just saying that Al Qaeda hasn't attacked the U.S. since we invaded isn't enough). That's the real question.

Chris Murphy
2 weeks ago:   Friday Aug 2 - 1:22pm
3/ Policymakers and journalists often get sucked into this assumption that more special operations patrols and more drones and more air strikes will beat the enemy. But for every ISIS and Taliban fighter we kill, they recruit two more.

Chris Murphy
2 weeks ago:   Friday Aug 2 - 1:19pm
2/ If ISIS is growing bc fighting the U.S. is a massive recruitment tool (as it was for both Shia and Sunni insurgencies in Iraq), then isn't the most important question - why are we debating staying at all if we are making the situation worse?

Chris Murphy
2 weeks ago:   Friday Aug 2 - 1:17pm
1/ This article reflects 15 years of backwards thinking of Afghanistan policy. The Administration is debating whether ISIS's growth is a threat to U.S. or just Afghanistan. But if our presence there is what's feeding ISIS, then the answer to that question doesn't really matter. https://t.co/6lWhIgwRpe

Chris Murphy
2 weeks ago:   Friday Aug 2 - 11:53am
Welcome to UConn, @PrezTomKat! https://t.co/FuFacg3PZu

Chris Murphy
2 weeks ago:   Friday Aug 2 - 10:31am
Half a million kids are going to go hungry. This policy is just plain cruel. https://t.co/sursEGLY6h

Chris Murphy
2 weeks ago:   Thursday Aug 1 - 4:39pm
This can’t be real. https://t.co/lrB0Kwmuqo