Chris Murphy 4 hours ago:   Tuesday Oct 22 - 11:27pm RT @costareports: "What followed, according to Taylor’s testimony, was the agonized awakening of a diplomat who... gradually came to understand that the entire U.S. relationship was being subverted for the president’s political gain." https://t.co/kKS8N1Qvya Chris Murphy 5 hours ago:   Tuesday Oct 22 - 9:57pm This will take you 20 min, but it's really important. Read in its entirety, Bill Taylor's testimony is just bone chilling.
Two things stand out: 1) the quid pro quo was made clear to Ukraine, over and over and over; 2) Trump was at the center of it.
https://t.co/uCO93dOtqa Chris Murphy 5 hours ago:   Tuesday Oct 22 - 9:50pm This statement is just panicky word vomit.
No one is going to buy that Bill Taylor (West Point, U.S. infantry, career public servant), Fiona Hill (Trump hired her), and Kurt Volker (Republican, McCain alum) are "radical bureaucrats". https://t.co/NyGODDU45F Chris Murphy 6 hours ago:   Tuesday Oct 22 - 9:04pm Bill Taylor isn't a political actor. He has no agenda. He's telling the truth. And what he describes cannot be allowed to stand in a democracy.
This is really serious stuff, and it's time for Republicans to remember they swore an oath to their country, not their president. Chris Murphy 6 hours ago:   Tuesday Oct 22 - 8:57pm Listen, there's now zero doubt what was going on.
The texts and testimony make it clear the President was using access to the White House and security aid as leverage to get a foreign nation to help him destroy his political rivals.
That's not allowed in a democracy.
Ever. Chris Murphy 9 hours ago:   Tuesday Oct 22 - 5:55pm RT @ProtectOurCare: The Trump Administration deserves zero credit for the success of the #ACA. Their sabotage of open enrollment and relentless war on health care has meant far fewer insured Americans.
https://t.co/jMTOs9GLB4#ProtectOurCare Chris Murphy 11 hours ago:   Tuesday Oct 22 - 4:01pm RT @DeniseNakanoTV: Putting a face on gun violence in Philadelphia and the young lives it is claiming. 2-year old Nikolette Rivera died yesterday after she was shot while she was in the arms of her mother, while inside her own home. She planned to be baby shark for Halloween. @NBCPhiladelphiahttps://t.co/T24KCvwjq2
Link to Image Chris Murphy 12 hours ago:   Tuesday Oct 22 - 2:53pm The Russia/Turkey joint agreement just released doesn’t mention ISIS once. Not once.
Just in case you were wondering whether Russia and Turkey are going to take care of ISIS for us like Trump says. Chris Murphy 14 hours ago:   Tuesday Oct 22 - 1:28pm I had a two hour dinner with Bill Taylor when I was in Kiev last month. What an impressive man - a true patriot who didn’t have to come out of retirement to accept this difficult assignment. But he did, because he loves his country. Chris Murphy 14 hours ago:   Tuesday Oct 22 - 12:56pm RT @AndrewDesiderio: New: Per source in the room, Bill Taylor’s opening statement was 15 pages long and prompted “a lot of sighs and gasps.” Chris Murphy 17 hours ago:   Tuesday Oct 22 - 9:57am Must read: the scope of Trump’s surrender to ISIS is as stunning as it is frightening. https://t.co/LlHV1MsS4G Chris Murphy 1 day ago:   Monday Oct 21 - 10:16pm 👍 https://t.co/iMMisRvZYs Chris Murphy 1 day ago:   Monday Oct 21 - 9:55pm RT @jchaltiwanger: As @ChrisMurphyCT put it to me last week: "It's not outrageous to come up with a plan to withdraw troops out of Syria, what's outrageous is to do it with no plan." https://t.co/sjV74W8Sxw Chris Murphy 1 day ago:   Monday Oct 21 - 9:48pm Peaceful protesters in Lebanon turned out in the hundreds of thousands yesterday opposing endemic corruption. PM Hariri can’t ignore this. Pass reforms ASAP. https://t.co/X6mLHe37ac Chris Murphy 1 day ago:   Monday Oct 21 - 9:45pm So when the Turks told Trump they wanted to murder thousands of Kurds he was cool, but when the oil fields were threatened, that was his red line?
And he thought it was a good for America’s rep to say all that out loud?
wtf man. Chris Murphy 1 day ago:   Monday Oct 21 - 8:46pm 5/ My piece for @TheAtlantic lays out a comprehensive vision for what a new foreign policy toolkit, built for the real modern threats we face, would look like:
https://t.co/BclCOaTNNF Chris Murphy 1 day ago:   Monday Oct 21 - 8:45pm 4/ Russia, for example, uses oil, propaganda, bribery and intimidation, and cyber warfare to undermine U.S. interests.
But we spend all our money on aircraft carriers and drones, not anti-corruption and anti-propaganda capabilities. In Syria and elsewhere, we're left helpless. Chris Murphy 1 day ago:   Monday Oct 21 - 8:42pm 3 / The problem? Most of the threats we face abroad are no longer conventional military threats. Syria, at it's heart, is a political, not military, quagmire.
But we could only deploy 20 year old soldiers there, when we needed a massive diplomatic and political investment. Chris Murphy 1 day ago:   Monday Oct 21 - 8:41pm 2 / The vast majority of our national security budget goes to the military and intel. We're talking over $600 billion year.
To put that in perspective, we spend 20 times as much on the military and intel agencies as we do on diplomacy, democracy promotion and smart power. Chris Murphy 1 day ago:   Monday Oct 21 - 8:40pm 1 / THREAD: Syria is a case study in how obsolete our foreign policy toolkit has become. Our only options today are troops or sanctions.
As we rightly eviscerate Trump for abandoning the Kurds, we must also work to make sure the next president has more options.
Let me explain. Chris Murphy 1 day ago:   Monday Oct 21 - 7:44pm They aren’t happy with him because he mistakenly told the truth about what happened.
Welcome to the 2019 Republican Party. https://t.co/M0qHcYjzZY Chris Murphy 1 day ago:   Monday Oct 21 - 1:55pm RT if you think it's time we allow all college athletes to profit off their name and likeness. https://t.co/k2ODMegWwk
Link to Image Chris Murphy 1 day ago:   Monday Oct 21 - 1:00pm RT @HudsonInstitute: .@ChrisMurphyCT notes that the U.S. isn’t the only country not abiding by the Paris Climate Agreement, but to have international credibility on the issue “we have to engage in domestic legislation that shows we're willing to lead by example.” Chris Murphy 1 day ago:   Monday Oct 21 - 12:33pm RT @HudsonInstitute: .@ChrisMurphyCT: I think we have no choice but to be deeply engaged. Our economic interests are clearly now global...if we're serious about protecting America, then we have to be globally engaged. https://t.co/MV9nlwkMLh
Link to Image Chris Murphy 2 days ago:   Sunday Oct 20 - 5:42pm Joined @voxdotcom to breakdown the crisis in Syria and my proposed framework for a progressive foreign policy.
Listen here: https://t.co/6rqJCkcuMc Chris Murphy 2 days ago:   Sunday Oct 20 - 11:41am RT @ToluseO: Stephanopoulos: Did you know what Giuliani was doing?
Pompeo: I don’t talk about internal deliberations inside the administration.
(Giuliani does not work in the administration) Chris Murphy 2 days ago:   Sunday Oct 20 - 11:09am It’s amazing that the White House thinks they can walk back Mulvaney’s quid pro quo admission.
Because WE HAVE THE REAL TIME TEXTS from the people who were charged w implementing the quid pro quo!
A prosecutor would give this one to her intern it’s that open and shut. Chris Murphy 2 days ago:   Sunday Oct 20 - 9:25am This was never about bringing our troops home, or getting out of the Middle East.
This was about doing what Erdogan asked, moving out of Turkey's way, so that they could annihilate our friends. https://t.co/v3Iah30zh8 Chris Murphy 3 days ago:   Saturday Oct 19 - 10:46pm It's hard to over-hype how terrified you should be about the free fall of American global credibility right now.
The Doral disaster, Ukraine quid pro quo, double cross of the Kurds, the Afghan/Camp David debacle.
It's just one mind-blowing, embarrassing fiasco after another. Chris Murphy 3 days ago:   Saturday Oct 19 - 10:39pm RT @DanielBShapiro: I'm calling it: the G-7 will not take place at Doral. This one is so over-the-top stupid and corrupt that the combined weight of pressures from Democrats, Republicans, lawyers, the public, and G-7 countries will force them to move it.
But what a complete and utter farce. Chris Murphy 3 days ago:   Saturday Oct 19 - 9:27pm RT @RichardEngel: The top Kurdish commander in Syria, General Mazlum Kobane told @NBCNews he is trying to pull his forces back from Ras al-Ayn, but Turkey is not allowing it. He alleges Turkey does not want Kurdish fighters to withdraw - a condition of the ceasefire - but to kill them. Chris Murphy 3 days ago:   Saturday Oct 19 - 9:35am Let's not lose track of the fact that Republicans are mad at Mulvaney because he didn't do a good enough job at covering up the truth. He's on "wobbly ground" because he accidentally said what actually happened. https://t.co/3nJk5GRasT Chris Murphy 4 days ago:   Friday Oct 18 - 5:09pm When the dust settles on this bonkers week, this remains:
The President’s chief of staff publicly admitted Trump withheld security aid from Ukraine unless they helped him undermine Hillary Clinton.
The literal definition of an aid-for-political help quid pro quo. Chris Murphy 4 days ago:   Friday Oct 18 - 5:00pm RT @JohnKasich: After hearing Mulvaney's comments, I now believe that @realDonaldTrump should be impeached by the US House and face a trial in the US Senate.
This is not a decision I've made lightly, but it's clear now that a line was crossed. This is an abuse of power. Action must be taken. https://t.co/5p3QGmp8YN
Link to Image Chris Murphy 4 days ago:   Friday Oct 18 - 11:09am This is the same party that was freaking out about Obama having too many “czars”.
Yeah, I’m sure they’d be fine if he was conducting an off-the-books foreign policy run by his political fixers designed to dig up dirt on Republicans. https://t.co/2TUHGy8elv Chris Murphy 4 days ago:   Friday Oct 18 - 9:42am Some fair points here. But I think the fact that our troop presence has been failing to meet goals for 18 yrs in Afghanistan (vs. 4 in Syria) is probably rightful cause for Dems to feel a little more skeptical about the future of the Afghanistan mission. https://t.co/tcbEZRW1bU Chris Murphy 4 days ago:   Friday Oct 18 - 9:09am RT @lindsemcpherson: “I'm sure I could have someone on my staff pick me up every day, but why put someone through all that hassle if I have public transportation 10 minutes away from my house.” @ChrisMurphyCT told @AlexGangitano back in 2016.
https://t.co/5kdUA2GwPXhttps://t.co/ah7bFeznCg Chris Murphy 4 days ago:   Friday Oct 18 - 9:08am This whole episode is basically a case study on how to completely botch national security and diplomacy. https://t.co/UnXil5aKs1 Chris Murphy 4 days ago:   Friday Oct 18 - 8:42am The Turkey agreement (where Turkey got 100% of what they wanted and gave up nothing, zero, nada) is why many of us are very glad Trump never really got to the negotiating table with North Korea or Iran, and why we are so fearful of what a China trade deal will look like. Chris Murphy 4 days ago:   Friday Oct 18 - 8:39am RT @jakesNYT: “This just looks like a complete cave-in by the United States to everything the Turks demanded,” said Eric S. Edelman, former ambassador to Turkey & senior Defense official. “I don’t see what the Turks gave up.” @SangerNYT @EricSchmittNYT https://t.co/ldSR4IKvFW Chris Murphy 4 days ago:   Friday Oct 18 - 8:36am RT @AlanSipress: The Turkish side was surprised and relieved at how easy the negotiations were, said an adviser to Turkey's foreign ministry after the talks with Pence. “We got everything we wanted...It was as easy a negotiation as we’ve ever had.” https://t.co/CCc5mWZJwK Chris Murphy 5 days ago:   Thursday Oct 17 - 6:51pm If only I could look 30% as cool as Heinrich does riding the metro. You can see why @rollcall sent the photographer to follow him and not me. https://t.co/lvU38CC81i Chris Murphy 5 days ago:   Thursday Oct 17 - 6:46pm RT @igorbobic: Spotted taking Metro: @ChrisMurphyCT. Senators, they’re just like us! https://t.co/8U9Lraq4Ve
Link to Image Chris Murphy 5 days ago:   Thursday Oct 17 - 6:44pm Huh. https://t.co/sznYvAQL0r Chris Murphy 5 days ago:   Thursday Oct 17 - 6:42pm RT @justinbaragona: NBC News' Richard Engel says Trump's claim that the Kurds are "very happy with this deal" is "completely delusional"
"So yes, they’re happy that the artillery stopped -- FOR NOW. But they lost their homeland to Turkey. This is not something that they are celebrating." https://t.co/rgSU01t4us
Link to Image Chris Murphy 5 days ago:   Thursday Oct 17 - 6:03pm 5/ Finally, by endorsing the occupation, we also implicitly endorsed one of the primary reasons for the occupation - to forcibly settle MILLIONS of refugees in this section of Syria. That's a fundamental human rights violation, and now we've compromised our position on it. Chris Murphy 5 days ago:   Thursday Oct 17 - 5:58pm 4/ And...wait for it...we released our sanctions too! So we just gave up the tiny leverage we had to get Turkey out of Syria, or get them to make permanent concessions. We basically legitimized the invasion AND released the sanctions. What a deal. Chris Murphy 5 days ago:   Thursday Oct 17 - 5:55pm 3/ But the Kurds aren't even a party to the agreement! Parties to a "ceasefire" normally negotiate over it, so that both sides' needs are met. And so now it sets up the Turks to carry on their offensive when they claim the Kurds didn't "comply" w a "ceasefire" they didn't sign. Chris Murphy 5 days ago:   Thursday Oct 17 - 5:47pm 2/ The pause is to "allow" the Kurds to leave the territory Turkey intends to occupy. So the upside is that the Kurds don't get shot (for 120 hours) as they get doublecrossed by Trump? The agreement basically cements Turkey's long term occupation of Kurdish land. Chris Murphy 5 days ago:   Thursday Oct 17 - 5:44pm 1/ This isn't a ceasefire - it's a total capitulation to Turkey and the capstone of our abandonment of the Kurds. Don't pay attention to the headline - read the actual agreement. It's effectively surrender. Chris Murphy 5 days ago:   Thursday Oct 17 - 1:26pm This is just an extraordinary briefing. A full throated defense of corruption. A dare to Congress to stop the complete integration to Trump’s political and financial interests into our foreign policy. https://t.co/7OUGAbLCA7 Chris Murphy 5 days ago:   Thursday Oct 17 - 12:25pm @SenToddYoung 5 / Whether you work in fast food or tech, you deserve the freedom to switch jobs and move up.
It's time to pass legislation to end this unfair practice. Chris Murphy 5 days ago:   Thursday Oct 17 - 12:24pm @SenToddYoung 4 / Research suggests that our bill would:
– improve worker mobility
– boost wages
– and spur innovation Chris Murphy 5 days ago:   Thursday Oct 17 - 12:22pm @SenToddYoung 3 / This is a bad deal for workers and our economy at large.
These agreements suppress wages, stifle entrepreneurship and reduce competition. Chris Murphy 5 days ago:   Thursday Oct 17 - 12:19pm @SenToddYoung 2 / First off: what are non-competes? Provisions employers sometimes sneak into contracts to prevent people from working at competing firms or starting new companies.
1 in 5 American workers - or ~32 million Americans - are bound by such agreements. Chris Murphy 5 days ago:   Thursday Oct 17 - 12:18pm 1 / NEWS: I just introduced the Workforce Mobility Act, bipartisan non-competes legislation with @SenToddYoung.
A quick thread on what this does and why getting it passed would be a huge boon for American workers. https://t.co/OjxFbvoeSY
Link to Image Chris Murphy 5 days ago:   Thursday Oct 17 - 11:46am I maybe wouldn't have chosen this headline, but it's a really good piece. https://t.co/9PG1iQpTmJ Chris Murphy 5 days ago:   Thursday Oct 17 - 9:38am "At one dinner party, Mr. Sondland said his job was 'to destroy the European Union,’' one senior European official said."
https://t.co/lQ3ottRq62 Chris Murphy 6 days ago:   Wednesday Oct 16 - 8:24pm Bombing our own bases because we left so quickly that we couldn’t take all our stuff is the opposite of “deliberate withdrawal”.
Our military ruins its credibility as a institution when it lies to us. Stop it. https://t.co/clKgILOXLe Chris Murphy 6 days ago:   Wednesday Oct 16 - 7:16pm Amazing. https://t.co/mjFBIM6NdU Chris Murphy 6 days ago:   Wednesday Oct 16 - 6:40pm They look sacred to death.
I listened to Republican and Democratic Senators privately describe the meeting. And they were all of one mind as to what happened. https://t.co/NnD9gTPmqY Chris Murphy 6 days ago:   Wednesday Oct 16 - 6:07pm It was the pro-America ISIS guys that escaped. No need to worry. https://t.co/xk4OFMivua Chris Murphy 6 days ago:   Wednesday Oct 16 - 4:05pm 3/ Trump's choice of Giuliani's personal interests over national security interests is damning. Especially because Giuliani claims to be acting as Trump's lawyer for free. So maybe the compensation comes another way. Chris Murphy 6 days ago:   Wednesday Oct 16 - 4:03pm 2/ In and of itself this isn't extraordinary. But there is also reporting that Trump personally intervened with Hook's then boss, Sec. Tillerson, to get the Giuliani client off the hook, despite solid evidence that the guy violated Iran sanctions. Chris Murphy 6 days ago:   Wednesday Oct 16 - 4:02pm 1/ NEWS: Responding to my questioning today at the Foreign Relations Committee, the top Iran expert at State, Brian Hook, confirmed for the first time that he met twice with Rudy Giuliani about a Giuliani client who wanted to avoid prosecution for evading Iran sanctions. Chris Murphy 6 days ago:   Wednesday Oct 16 - 2:33pm Heading to the floor to talk Trump's foreign policy meltdown. Tune in now on C-SPAN 2.
Bonus: I'll be using red dots to show all the places where Trump's policy has compromised U.S. security. Chris Murphy 6 days ago:   Wednesday Oct 16 - 1:26pm He’s not for us. https://t.co/kLBcEWjfWN Chris Murphy 6 days ago:   Wednesday Oct 16 - 10:30am Let’s make this clear - Trump made a decision to let ISIS prisoners loose. He was told it would be a consequence of waving Turkey into Syria, he did it anyway, and now it’s happening. https://t.co/CYW5OxpIYp Chris Murphy 6 days ago:   Wednesday Oct 16 - 10:10am Of all the unconscionable aspects of Trump’s abandonment of the Kurds, maybe the worst is that he sprung it on our brave troops with no warning.
They ran for their lives and now Russian TV is filming propaganda pieces from our bases.
What an embarrassment. https://t.co/oibh88AHky Chris Murphy 6 days ago:   Wednesday Oct 16 - 8:53am But Erdogan promised Trump and Graham he wouldn’t.... https://t.co/JUi5d4uAwj Chris Murphy 6 days ago:   Wednesday Oct 16 - 8:48am Morning.
A president cannot run a shadow foreign policy operation designed to get foreign nations to destroy his election opponents.
That’s not allowed in a democracy.
Period. Stop. Chris Murphy 1 week ago:   Tuesday Oct 15 - 9:56pm The question isn't whether the U.S. should be involved in the Middle East. It's whether we possess the tools to succeed.
Today, we try to solve political problems with brigades and bombs. Time for a new progressive foreign policy toolkit.
https://t.co/BclCOaCcW7 Chris Murphy 1 week ago:   Tuesday Oct 15 - 9:43pm It's a top 2 issue for general election voters who vote for Democrats. And the anti-gun violence movement is one of the most powerful forces in politics today. Every Dem debate will focus on guns bc that's what voters/activists want, even if it doesn't always produce fireworks. https://t.co/cxHTTnMp9l Chris Murphy 1 week ago:   Tuesday Oct 15 - 6:23pm RT @brett_mcgurk: Trump administration officials are working overtime to say he never gave the green light to this disastrous gift to ISIS, Russia, and Iran. I don’t envy them. But it’s demonstrably false: Chris Murphy 1 week ago:   Tuesday Oct 15 - 5:07pm 1. Eliminate the individual mandate: PREMIUMS ↑
2. Impose work requirements for Medicaid recipients: COVERAGE ↓
3. Cut off payments to insurers: PREMIUMS ↑
4. Bring back junk plans: COVERAGE ↓
5. Slash the ad budget for sign-ups: ENROLLMENT ↓
https://t.co/7ncI79Bh2S Chris Murphy 1 week ago:   Tuesday Oct 15 - 4:46pm Right now, after Trump's double cross of the Kurds, we are just in day-to-day crisis management.
Today, the priority needs to be:
1. Holding Turkey to its commitment to stay out of Kobani, a Kurd city where a massacre could took place
2. Protect our remaining U.S. troops Chris Murphy 1 week ago:   Tuesday Oct 15 - 3:39pm RT @reporterjoe: INBOX: @ChrisMurphyCT: “First, Congress has a responsibility to get to the bottom of why Trump made this surprise decision last Sunday night. Any legislation that Congress takes up should require the president, and any candidate for president, to disclose their tax returns.” https://t.co/LoOb5jXcHt
Link to Image Chris Murphy 1 week ago:   Tuesday Oct 15 - 1:09pm RT @CAPAction: “Trump has used our security as a bargaining chip to extort a foreign government for a political favor.”
Republicans want you to believe that the facts around the impeachment inquiry are complicated. They’re not.
@ChrisMurphyCT explains: https://t.co/fEeBprMhxP
Link to Image Chris Murphy 1 week ago:   Tuesday Oct 15 - 11:26am Trump waved Turkey into Syria. He sent out a press release proudly announcing their invasion. He effectively put rose petals on the ground to welcome them.
Inviting Turkey to invade and then sanctioning them for invading is insanity.
No one should fall for it. Chris Murphy 1 week ago:   Tuesday Oct 15 - 10:28am 🚨Fiona Hill describes this scene:
In a White House meeting, Sondland tells Ukrainians they will get a Trump meeting if they open the investigations Trump wants. Then, Sondland follows the Ukrainians out of the meeting to privately make clear he's talking about Hunter Biden. Chris Murphy 1 week ago:   Tuesday Oct 15 - 9:21am RT @Scaramucci: The dam has broken. Patriots are no longer afraid to report the corruption and malfeasance. Now just a matter of time. ⏱
Only question is whether @GOP negotiates an orderly exit or let’s @realDonaldTrump destroy the country on his way out. Chris Murphy 1 week ago:   Monday Oct 14 - 11:50pm Oh my. https://t.co/kZOcuCygbV Chris Murphy 1 week ago:   Monday Oct 14 - 11:49pm If this is true, then the one guy on the texts who said there wasn’t a quid pro quo is going to testify that there was, in fact, a massive quid pro quo. https://t.co/OjedhDW16D Chris Murphy 1 week ago:   Monday Oct 14 - 11:47pm The walls are closing in.
The details we are learning about the shadow foreign policy operation Trump has been running to benefit himself personally are stunning.
Why have a democracy, if we allow this to happen without consequence? Chris Murphy 1 week ago:   Monday Oct 14 - 9:14pm RT @allinwithchris: WATCH: @ChrisMurphyCT on the chaos in Syria after the Turkish invasion:
“Trump clearly green lit this operation and now is panicking.” #innershttps://t.co/1fnR7V6k8Q
Link to Image Chris Murphy 1 week ago:   Monday Oct 14 - 9:06pm RT @BuzzFeedNews: "The attempt to get dirt on his political rivals is just the tip of the iceberg. For years, Trump has worked to weaken Ukraine and sell out its people to Russia," writes @ChrisMurphyCThttps://t.co/okC4w2YMm9 Chris Murphy 1 week ago:   Monday Oct 14 - 4:24pm Trump opened the door for them, pushed them through, and is now trying to pretend he didn’t invite them in. What a disgrace. https://t.co/fnOacNIUkw Chris Murphy 1 week ago:   Monday Oct 14 - 4:22pm The most important step Congress can take to address the Syria catastrophe is to pass emergency humanitarian funding.
There are aid groups still on the ground in Syria to support; and Iraq, already fragile, is drowning in refugees.
Time to stop complaining and do something. Chris Murphy 1 week ago:   Monday Oct 14 - 2:35pm RT @brianschatz: Donald Trump did not defeat ISIS, he lost the trade war, and the debt is higher than ever. In his defense, though, he has used the full force of your government to take health care away and make climate change worse. Chris Murphy 1 week ago:   Monday Oct 14 - 2:12pm If Putin could write the script it would go:
- U.S. lets Turks slaughter Kurds, pushing Kurds closer to Assad/Russia
- U.S. then panics and sanctions Turkey, splintering NATO & solidifying Russia/Iran/Turkey axis.
But Putin didn’t have to write it. Trump & GOP did it for him. Chris Murphy 1 week ago:   Sunday Oct 13 - 11:54pm Every mother and father in America should watch video. Play it all the way to end. Know that this is the re-election message of your President.
And then ask yourself - how you sit your kids down and tell them you want this person to lead us. https://t.co/TjgYE1uJy6 Chris Murphy 1 week ago:   Sunday Oct 13 - 11:14pm Spare me the nonsense on sanctions.
People are being slaughtered RIGHT NOW.
Bombs are dropping on children RIGHT NOW.
Instead of drafting sanctions bills, Republicans should use their massive leverage over the President to get him to change course. RIGHT NOW. Chris Murphy 1 week ago:   Sunday Oct 13 - 3:37pm The Syria catastrophe is also a consequence of the colossal mistake of withdrawing from the Iran deal.
All of the Administration’s focus has been on managing the Iran crisis they created, instead of working a political solution in northeast Syria (which was achievable). Chris Murphy 1 week ago:   Sunday Oct 13 - 9:45am Tune in to @Fox61News today at 10am for The Real Story. I sat down with @JennBNews and @AlTerzi to talk about Syria, the impeachment inquiry, and legislation I'm working on allow college athletes to profit off their labor. https://t.co/46oPHHvX4j
Link to Image Chris Murphy 1 week ago:   Sunday Oct 13 - 9:01am Wrong.
I ran for Congress to stop the Iraq War. I’ve spent my entire career leading the fight to keep America out Middle East entanglements.
But the hell you unleashed - by double crossing an ally and restocking ISIS - will cost thousands of U.S. lives in the long run. https://t.co/aWhglgu71d Chris Murphy 1 week ago:   Sunday Oct 13 - 12:14am Cool your jets. We are like 4 games into the post season. I stand by my statement. https://t.co/Rxy2KaaqAV Chris Murphy 1 week ago:   Saturday Oct 12 - 6:48pm RT @shaneharris: U.S. forces say Turkey was deliberately ‘bracketing’ American troops with artillery fire in Syria https://t.co/88NDLqHC97 Chris Murphy 1 week ago:   Saturday Oct 12 - 6:47pm Our nation’s foreign policy has gone fully off the rails.
The bait and switch on Afghanistan talks.
The conversion of Ukraine into a political playing card.
The double cross of the Kurds.
Now is the moment for Congress to put an end to this. But we can’t, without Republicans.