Chris Murphy 6 hours ago:   Thursday Jun 24 - 7:36am RT @ThePlumLineGS: Epic moment.
@ChrisMurphyCT rebuts Dem colleagues, arguing that with the filibuster, the "rules of democracy deliberately stop the voters' will from being enacted" at the "very moment when they are actively considering whether American democracy has anything left to offer them." https://t.co/yRpoYdcgTS Chris Murphy 15 hours ago:   Wednesday Jun 23 - 10:17pm My side hustle is finally paying off. https://t.co/Bpr7RFxx8n Chris Murphy 17 hours ago:   Wednesday Jun 23 - 8:49pm “The argument to keep the 60 vote threshold - to value policy consistency or Senate tradition over democracy - is downright dangerous.” https://t.co/AgaGzUyTU4
Link to Image Chris Murphy 17 hours ago:   Wednesday Jun 23 - 8:08pm RT @PeteAbe: Two on and Santana punches out again.
To me, the point of a lineup is to get your best players the most plate appearances. He has been their worst hitter. Chris Murphy 19 hours ago:   Wednesday Jun 23 - 7:00pm I’m glad my colleagues who support the filibuster are making their case publicly. No reason for this debate to occur in the shadows.
So I’m going to the Senate floor right now to counter in public. To explain why the arguments to keep the 60 vote rule are flawed and dangerous. Chris Murphy 20 hours ago:   Wednesday Jun 23 - 5:45pm Wow. This is a patriot speaking. https://t.co/0RxPvmt0fR Chris Murphy 1 day ago:   Wednesday Jun 23 - 1:46pm Radical idea: have fair elections and then trust voters. https://t.co/pzawlyPeYl Chris Murphy 1 day ago:   Wednesday Jun 23 - 11:29am This is deeply concerning and reason for Congress to ask some tough questions about how American companies profit off the brutal repression campaigns of foreign regimes. https://t.co/4A7PxqGGbq Chris Murphy 1 day ago:   Tuesday Jun 22 - 3:42pm I went on @mitchellreports today to talk about the watershed Supreme Court ruling ending the NCAA’s collusion against student athletes. Check it out. https://t.co/no7XMhhQpl
Link to Image Chris Murphy 2 days ago:   Tuesday Jun 22 - 1:49pm Think about this:
Last year alone, our background checks system stopped 300,000 felons and seriously ill people from buying guns. That’s good news.
But without a universal system, thousands just went online or to a gun show and got a gun anyway.
https://t.co/5CocTOsElS Chris Murphy 2 days ago:   Tuesday Jun 22 - 12:59pm The leadership of one America’s two political parties tried to install as President the candidate who lost the election. Now they are openly trying to stop people from voting.
They’ve given up on democracy. It sucks but they have. To deny this fact is suicide for our democracy. Chris Murphy 2 days ago:   Monday Jun 21 - 9:32pm Of course Obama showed that purposeful multilateral Iran sanctions w a realistic endgame CAN work.
To the contrary, Trump sanctioned anything that moved, with no ally support, in pursuit of a fantasy endgame.
It’s madness we should fear unwinding his sanctions mess. https://t.co/cnA0gfR9qZ Chris Murphy 2 days ago:   Monday Jun 21 - 9:26pm RT @brhodes: So much of Washington’s debate about Iran is centered around performative sanctions and rhetoric that achieves nothing and not what actually works in rolling back Iran’s nuclear program. https://t.co/AVf4s4a2Gu Chris Murphy 2 days ago:   Monday Jun 21 - 7:51pm It’s wild that so little of the debate on lifting Iran sanctions is centered on the key question: “Did they work?”
Obviously, none of Trump’s Iran sanctions, including those on Raisi, changed Iran’s behavior for the better. In fact, it got worse. https://t.co/uCGcfzQ1CA Chris Murphy 2 days ago:   Monday Jun 21 - 3:25pm I’ll be live at 3:30 (in 5 min!) with @UConn Student Government President Mason Holland to discuss the importance of getting college students vaccinated. Tune in. https://t.co/cohfEniZdi
Link to Image Chris Murphy 2 days ago:   Monday Jun 21 - 3:22pm Between Biden's successful trip last week and today's announcement, we're sending a clear message to the world: American leadership is back.
https://t.co/2IP98Wzhg0 Chris Murphy 3 days ago:   Monday Jun 21 - 10:25am The NCAA collusion machine, designed to keep college athletes impoverished so the billions in profits can be kept for a small cabal of insiders, is finally starting to crumble to pieces. https://t.co/wQmGcqJzqs Chris Murphy 3 days ago:   Monday Jun 21 - 12:57am RT @thehill: Sen. Chris Murphy: "Republicans have decided the only way that they can stay in power is if they make it harder for people, in particular poor people and people of color, to vote." https://t.co/jSVkd0iLzT
Link to Image Chris Murphy 5 days ago:   Saturday Jun 19 - 11:13am YMCA Camp Hazen in Chester has opened their doors to more kids in need this summer thanks to funds from the American Rescue Plan. I went there Friday to say thanks to the amazing staff. https://t.co/I65rCP27UO
Link to Image Chris Murphy 6 days ago:   Thursday Jun 17 - 10:46pm RT @brianschatz: So my WiFi went out and I had a beer and read briefing papers but now we are at 35.5k!!! https://t.co/Ro2bSEAtFn Chris Murphy 6 days ago:   Thursday Jun 17 - 8:35pm This is true. https://t.co/w7xMyqt19j Chris Murphy 6 days ago:   Thursday Jun 17 - 8:27pm I will be on @CuomoPrimeTime tonight at 9:15 to talk about the week in the Senate and Biden’s very successful European trip. Check it out. Chris Murphy 6 days ago:   Thursday Jun 17 - 8:18pm Good news: we’re at $20,633 for @ReverendWarnock.@brianschatz@JasonKander@ossoff do you think we can kick this up to $30K by midnight?
Remember - to GROW our majority beyond 50, we need to HOLD tough seats like GA. Plus, Rafael is amazing! https://t.co/rmkZblT6Ag Chris Murphy 6 days ago:   Thursday Jun 17 - 7:50pm RT @ossoff: We are going big for @ReverendWarnock tonight. Help keep my friend, my brother, my colleague, a powerful advocate for justice and progress in the United States Senate. Please chip in and share. @brianschatz@ChrisMurphyCT@JasonKanderhttps://t.co/viOTLtOSTw Chris Murphy 6 days ago:   Thursday Jun 17 - 7:12pm RT @TVietor08: I donated today because early money helps candidates invest in long-term grassroots organizing and not just television ads down the road. https://t.co/9qu2u0kHHw Chris Murphy 6 days ago:   Thursday Jun 17 - 5:27pm RT @JasonKander: I’m on a group text with @ossoff and @brianschatz and @ChrisMurphyCT and we’re trying to raise a bunch of $$$ for @ReverendWarnock.
These fellas have these fancy titles and I’m just a humble country podcaster, so I need your help. RT this and CLICK! https://t.co/gOKR4g5SOK Chris Murphy 6 days ago:   Thursday Jun 17 - 5:22pm I can’t overstate how important Raphael is to the Senate.
-the moral authority behind our work to protect democracy
-proof that we can expand the Democratic coalition in the south.
We need to help him build an intimidating, unbeatable war chest.
Can you give a little today? https://t.co/rmkZblT6Ag Chris Murphy 6 days ago:   Thursday Jun 17 - 5:04pm RT @JohnCornyn: America is the greatest nation earth, but we are not perfect. We strive to be a more perfect union. Now that President Biden has signed this into law, #Juneteenth is officially a national holiday. https://t.co/0HfJLh9oVi Chris Murphy 1 week ago:   Thursday Jun 17 - 1:43pm RT @brianschatz: MURPH IS BACK LET’S GO https://t.co/ANQC4AqTNF Chris Murphy 1 week ago:   Thursday Jun 17 - 1:43pm RT @govtrack: SCORE Act @ChrisMurphyCT and @RepDavidEPrice would require all colleges and universities make public how much each of their sports teams earn and spend. https://t.co/JyZ6EJDkmwhttps://t.co/Tz9ss1Oon0
Link to Image Chris Murphy 1 week ago:   Thursday Jun 17 - 1:38pm Today I’m introducing bicameral legislation to reorient federal money away from hiring more police in schools and instead toward hiring more social workers and guidance counselors. https://t.co/nUmA8KklN9 Chris Murphy 1 week ago:   Thursday Jun 17 - 11:13am 3/ Now, we have an opportunity to expand health care coverage – and one immediate step Congress can take is to pass my legislation with @SenJeffMerkley to let any American or business buy into Medicare.
Let's get this done. Chris Murphy 1 week ago:   Thursday Jun 17 - 11:13am 2/ But let's be clear: Republicans did everything in their power to try to gut the Affordable Care Act. The American people will not forget that. Chris Murphy 1 week ago:   Thursday Jun 17 - 11:13am 1/ This is very good news. Millions of Americans will be able to keep their coverage and protections for their pre-existing conditions because of this ruling. https://t.co/gZTdPn9Ww7
Link to Image Chris Murphy 1 week ago:   Tuesday Jun 15 - 10:44pm RT @KatrinaNation: I will miss my father so very much—He inspired me, as he did our family & many others— reminded us every day of what a life of great adventure,some misadventures! of public service & purpose could be.vanden Heuvel, Diplomat & Kennedy Confidant, Dies at 91 https://t.co/eQNHeZgqfx Chris Murphy 1 week ago:   Tuesday Jun 15 - 10:41pm RT @jmartNYT: "At 14, on learning of Roosevelt’s death, he hitchhiked alone to the Roosevelt estate in Hyde Park to attend the funeral. Initially turned away by the Secret Service, a sympathetic Eleanor Roosevelt intervened, granting him special permission to attend."
https://t.co/3HRvUgApBg Chris Murphy 1 week ago:   Tuesday Jun 15 - 10:39pm My heart is breaking. My steadfast friend Bill vanden Heuvel was an American icon. I might not be in Congress if he hadn’t chosen to champion my first long shot campaign. If he thought a cause was worthy, he cared not if it was also hopeless. https://t.co/EWGmDYfxbW Chris Murphy 1 week ago:   Tuesday Jun 15 - 5:27pm RT @NicoleHockley: @ChrisMurphyCT Thank you @ChrisMurphyCT for your unwavering commitment to find solutions to prevent gun violence and save lives. Chris Murphy 1 week ago:   Tuesday Jun 15 - 3:46pm 5 years ago today, furious about Republicans’ refusal to act after the Pulse shooting, I went to the floor to demand votes. I didn’t sit down for 15 hours. 41 Senators spontaneously joined me and our demand was met.
This was how I ended. I hope you’ll give it a watch. https://t.co/OXg1er9pXq
Link to Image Chris Murphy 1 week ago:   Tuesday Jun 15 - 12:30pm President Biden just nominated three incredible, highly qualified nominees to fill the vacancies on Connecticut’s federal bench. They have my 100% support.
- U.S. Magistrate Judge Sarah Merriam
- Assistant U.S. Attorney Sarala Nagala
- Superior Court Judge Omar Williams Chris Murphy 1 week ago:   Monday Jun 14 - 4:46pm RT @TonyFratto: So far this is a pretty successful trip for @POTUS — investing in restoring allied relationships, initial steps of reclaiming America’s leadership role on big issues, strong rhetoric favoring the normal things (democracy!). Just overall refreshingly normal. Chris Murphy 1 week ago:   Monday Jun 14 - 3:04pm RT @KenTremendous: "You stabbed me!"
"Are you going to stab me again?"
"Well, I have a knife too!"
"But I am going to put down my knife, in a spirit of cooperation."
"What are you going to do after I put down my knife?"
"I'm going to stab you." https://t.co/DrYFl8mH57 Chris Murphy 1 week ago:   Monday Jun 14 - 2:44pm Important read for those that find the Republican outrage over higher wages (and thus, higher prices) vomit inducing. https://t.co/SrQBBdN0ox Chris Murphy 1 week ago:   Monday Jun 14 - 2:31pm Thanks to the Connecticut @alzassociation for helping organize a forum in Southington on my Social Security Caregiver Credit Act, which ends the Social Security penalty for people who leave work to care for a loved one. Let’s get it passed! https://t.co/4MsUcgHa4h
Link to Image Chris Murphy 1 week ago:   Monday Jun 14 - 1:18pm “As a young mother, I worked two jobs and attended school. But I still qualified for benefits. SNAP allowed me to put food in my children’s mouths while I worked my way to economic stability.”
https://t.co/nquUYM7RTJ Chris Murphy 1 week ago:   Monday Jun 14 - 12:59pm RT @JayBilas: "College athletics in some ways is more professional than professional athletics."
Link to Image Chris Murphy 1 week ago:   Monday Jun 14 - 12:59pm RT @JesseRodriguez: Senator @ChrisMurphyCT to NYT: “Democrats are always at risk of being hyperbolic. I don’t think there’s a risk when it comes to the current state of democratic norms.” https://t.co/HUxV8chT4d Chris Murphy 1 week ago:   Monday Jun 14 - 11:37am The Republicans are just playing a different game than Democrats. They have no regard for “the institution”. They bend and change the rules whenever it suits their aims.
Wish all my colleagues understood this. https://t.co/Ahg4Oat0Lt Chris Murphy 1 week ago:   Monday Jun 14 - 11:30am Highly unlikely = zero https://t.co/Ahg4OabpmT Chris Murphy 1 week ago:   Monday Jun 14 - 11:24am American democracy is at a crossroads. @SenBlumenthal@SOTSMerrill and I stood together today in Hartford to talk about the need to pass voting and campaign finance reforms in order to save our country. https://t.co/BvHddTnPCX
Link to Image Chris Murphy 1 week ago:   Monday Jun 14 - 11:20am Met with members of Connecticut’s Ukrainian-American community this morning to talk about my recent trip to Kiev and my work to strengthen the U.S-Ukraine alliance. https://t.co/2DHwMIJ49i
Link to Image Chris Murphy 1 week ago:   Sunday Jun 13 - 7:27pm RT @AOC: Tell me you’ve never read the Bible without telling me you’ve never read the Bible https://t.co/ttMBi1lrXp Chris Murphy 1 week ago:   Sunday Jun 13 - 5:52pm Trump was so criminally weak on China. He disastrously thought he didn’t need our allies to construct a China strategy.
Biden has a ton of work to do after four lost years, but this was a powerful start. https://t.co/NK5YCdlM3Q Chris Murphy 1 week ago:   Sunday Jun 13 - 5:49pm In 2020 Trump couldn’t get (honestly he didn’t try) the G7 to even mention China in the joint statement. https://t.co/0h5fgoZ7j6 Chris Murphy 1 week ago:   Saturday Jun 12 - 5:16pm The main Republican argument right now seems to be that low wages are good because higher wages could lead to things costing more. Chris Murphy 1 week ago:   Saturday Jun 12 - 1:48pm How is it ok that:
- 90% of the country;
- the majority of the Senate;
- the majority of the House;
- and the President of the United States
support comprehensive background checks...
...but the rules of our democracy don't allow it to pass? Chris Murphy 1 week ago:   Saturday Jun 12 - 1:39pm FYI 32 people were shot yesterday in three mass shootings and when Congress returns to work on Monday half the members elected to protect the country won't give a shit. Chris Murphy 1 week ago:   Saturday Jun 12 - 1:33pm Today marks five years since 49 people - FORTY NINE PEOPLE - were shot to death at the Pulse nightclub.
And I am filled with fury that so many of my Republican colleagues care only enough to send out a tweet but not enough to stop this endless slaughter. https://t.co/a5SrymGwyk
Link to Image Chris Murphy 1 week ago:   Saturday Jun 12 - 1:01pm RT @jmartNYT: via @AshleyRParker
As the pool was ushered out, we asked Biden if he has, in fact, convinced allies that America is back.
Biden, sunglasses in hand, gestured to Macron and said, “Ask him.”
The pool then repeated the question, to which Macron replied, “Definitely.” Chris Murphy 1 week ago:   Saturday Jun 12 - 11:33am Thanks everyone! The Colt Park Foundation hit their goal. You did a great thing for people in need this morning! https://t.co/JErAdzCReB Chris Murphy 1 week ago:   Saturday Jun 12 - 8:33am Even if they reach their goal today, still donate. Every additional dollar goes to support the improvement of the park - so don't get scared off if they have reached their modest goal. Chris Murphy 1 week ago:   Saturday Jun 12 - 8:27am Here's a really nice thing you can do this weekend:
Colt Park, the biggest park in the low income south end of Hartford, doesn't have picnic tables.
So I'm helping them raise the $3,500 they need to upgrade the park for families.
Click here to help.
Link to Image Chris Murphy 1 week ago:   Friday Jun 11 - 10:58am He could. https://t.co/1NIaKX49at Chris Murphy 1 week ago:   Friday Jun 11 - 9:57am Ok, but the ACA repeal, which took health insurance away from 24 million people, was wildly unpopular. Infrastructure is broadly popular (as are Biden’s revenue sources). Kind of apples to grapefruit. https://t.co/5CSGqWqxZk Chris Murphy 1 week ago:   Friday Jun 11 - 8:55am Why let Republicans decide the size of an infrastructure bill when reconciliation is a perfectly legitimate process (used unapologetically by the GOP when they were in power) to do a bill that will actually make a difference? It’s not cheating to use the rules. Chris Murphy 1 week ago:   Thursday Jun 10 - 8:57pm RT @RepBonamici: I’m grateful to be leading the Protecting Our Students in Schools Act with @RepMcEachin and @ChrisMurphyCT so we can protect the physical, mental, and academic well-being of students by finally ending corporal punishment and promoting positive behavioral intervention supports. Chris Murphy 1 week ago:   Thursday Jun 10 - 8:56pm RT @RepMcEachin: I am proud to introduce the Protecting Our Students in Schools Act, along with @RepBonamici & @ChrisMurphyCT, to prohibit the use of corporal punishment in any school that receives federal funding. https://t.co/BilEgealnX Chris Murphy 1 week ago:   Thursday Jun 10 - 6:56pm RT @MayorBronin: This is 100% right https://t.co/PaouYYJ6G7 Chris Murphy 1 week ago:   Thursday Jun 10 - 6:55pm RT @shannonrwatts: Join me and Gun Safety Champion @ChrisMurphyCT on MON JUNE 14 for a discussion about America and guns. He's leading the charge on gun safety legislation in the Senate right now. Should be a great conversation! https://t.co/dhQdVTzxyr@bhba
Purchase books: @ChevaliersBookshttps://t.co/ARl5prxNaN
Link to Image Chris Murphy 1 week ago:   Thursday Jun 10 - 6:34pm My conversation today with @JayBilas about the need to reform college athletics and properly compensate athletes.
He asked me what who my favorite athlete was growing up.
(spoiler: Carlton Fisk) https://t.co/E0ajcKx1dX
Link to Image Chris Murphy 1 week ago:   Thursday Jun 10 - 4:55pm Did you know that more than 10,000 students are hospitalized every year due to injuries from corporal punishment?
Why on earth do we still allow teachers to hit and paddle kids? My bill with @RepMcEachin would end this barbaric practice in schools.
https://t.co/jiHtkvDd2h Chris Murphy 2 weeks ago:   Thursday Jun 10 - 1:55pm I write these behind-the-scenes accounts every now and again to give folks a view of what this job is actually like. Here is my rundown of my recent trip w @SenatorShaheen and @senrobportman to Ukraine and Lithuania.
https://t.co/dfGUsZFmP1 Chris Murphy 2 weeks ago:   Thursday Jun 10 - 11:17am FYI for me, an infrastructure bill that doesn't fix the broken northeast rail corridor isn't worth doing. It shouldn't take 7 hours to get from Boston to DC and this is our one chance to speed up service along a corridor that represents 18% of U.S. GDP. Chris Murphy 2 weeks ago:   Thursday Jun 10 - 10:52am I’m going to be live this afternoon with @JayBilas to talk about NCAA reform and collective bargaining. Check it out. https://t.co/TZlj7eA3Ly
Link to Image Chris Murphy 2 weeks ago:   Thursday Jun 10 - 9:44am This is extraordinary. A 28 point improvement in the world’s view of America.
When America’s global reputation is high, it benefits both our economy and our security. https://t.co/vLSkIhSoWT
Link to Image Chris Murphy 2 weeks ago:   Thursday Jun 10 - 8:28am Yesterday in the Appropriations Committee, I reminded HHS Sec. Becerra that increased ACA subsidies without a public option risk increasing prices and health industry profit taking.
That's why Senator Merkley and I have introduced the Choose Medicare Act.
https://t.co/tX0ko2G4ME Chris Murphy 2 weeks ago:   Wednesday Jun 9 - 10:50pm “America’s power is the example you set,” a Yemeni activist told me last month.
With this initiative, Biden is recasting the idea - abandoned by Trump - that America can offer the world big solutions to big problems.
https://t.co/W2mhzPCD2V Chris Murphy 2 weeks ago:   Wednesday Jun 9 - 7:47pm RT @VICETV: Former College, Pro, and Olympic athlete @JeremyBloom11 investigates the NCAA, the billion-dollar industry facing a seismic rules shift allowing athletes to make endorsement money.
COLLEGE SPORTS, INC. Tonight at 9p. https://t.co/AbJEqykokT
Link to Image Chris Murphy 2 weeks ago:   Wednesday Jun 9 - 6:42pm This is amazing. The Republicans are apparently going to run against Democrats based on the fact that wages for regular people are increasing. https://t.co/NUpTxYrTtZ Chris Murphy 2 weeks ago:   Wednesday Jun 9 - 1:43pm I don't remember it that way, but it's true we haven't been able to get to a proposal that moves the needle. But the good news is that discussions continue with other Republicans. https://t.co/sRvJMlwv9w Chris Murphy 2 weeks ago:   Wednesday Jun 9 - 11:11am Notable. https://t.co/ABnbjRmqYO Chris Murphy 2 weeks ago:   Wednesday Jun 9 - 11:03am Well sure. But that’s the point. That super rich people have apples (largely untaxed wealth that can passed down, also largely untaxed, to heirs) and regular people have oranges (taxable income and no inheritance to leave). https://t.co/xsG7JX5olo Chris Murphy 2 weeks ago:   Wednesday Jun 9 - 10:13am RT @mattduss: “I am deeply saddened that Charlie Brown now refuses to even try and kick this football.” https://t.co/j66rWzvOTQ Chris Murphy 2 weeks ago:   Tuesday Jun 8 - 10:50pm Happy birthday to my friend and hero @GabbyGiffords! https://t.co/uEnddGJKPj
Link to Image Chris Murphy 2 weeks ago:   Tuesday Jun 8 - 9:26pm The military junta in Myanmar has been on a rampage against independent journalism, and Danny Fenster's arrest is the latest outrageous attempt to shut down the free press. Authorities must grant U.S. officials access to Danny, and release him immediately.
https://t.co/yM0C2idnUz Chris Murphy 2 weeks ago:   Tuesday Jun 8 - 7:22pm RT @SteveEngelberg: Jeff Bezos. Elon Musk. Michael Bloomberg. George Soros. ProPublica has obtained secret tax files that show all of them of had years in which they paid no federal taxes -- legally. A must read.https://t.co/Tkx1IILN10 Chris Murphy 2 weeks ago:   Tuesday Jun 8 - 7:22pm RT @nytimes: The 25 richest Americans including Jeff Bezos, Mike Bloomberg and Elon Musk paid relatively little — and sometimes nothing — in federal income taxes between 2014 and 2018, according to an analysis of IRS filings by ProPublica. https://t.co/IsZyRbMT53 Chris Murphy 2 weeks ago:   Tuesday Jun 8 - 7:22pm The richest people in America pay no income taxes.
Warren Buffett 0.10%
Jeff Bezos: 0.98%
Elon Musk: 3.27%
Regular Americans are paying 20%+. It's just extraordinary how rigged the system is. Let's fix it. Chris Murphy 2 weeks ago:   Tuesday Jun 8 - 7:17pm Hey good news - the https://t.co/3k4t4gVZq3 Act just passed the Senate!
I've spent 10 years working to strengthen Buy America laws, and this act sets up a clearinghouse where waivers to the Buy America law are posted so that manufacturers can contest unnecessary exemptions. Chris Murphy 2 weeks ago:   Tuesday Jun 8 - 2:18pm FYI the Connecticut legislature’s rules allow for the old fashioned filibuster. Opponents of the bill can talk for as long as they can to delay the bill, but the minority doesn’t hold total veto power. https://t.co/CIQ0S0igcf Chris Murphy 2 weeks ago:   Tuesday Jun 8 - 8:53am RT @Eugene_Scott: “If we’re not going to act in big and bold ways to protect our democracy and help our economy, then we’re in power for another year and a half,” @ChrisMurphyCT https://t.co/agO4BiooaH Chris Murphy 2 weeks ago:   Monday Jun 7 - 6:46pm RT @thereidout: TONIGHT, 7 pm ET on @MSNBC:
Sen. @ChrisMurphyCT joins @thereidout! https://t.co/mL2PvdN85U