Chris Murphy (@ChrisMurphyCT)

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U.S. Senator from Connecticut.

2010-05-31 01:22:43

This tweet is from February 5th - before a single American had died. They knew it was coming. And they did nothing. On purpose. Now 130,000 Americans are dead.

Just left the Administration briefing on Coronavirus. Bottom line: they aren't taking this seriously enough. Notably, no request for ANY emergency funding, which is a big mistake. Local health systems need supplies, training, screening staff etc. And they need it now.

Don’t let this feel normal. It’s nuclear grade bananas to have White House staff sending reporters opposition research on their own top infectious disease doctor in the middle of a worsening pandemic that has already killed 130,000.

Summer reading recommendation: Winners Take All by  @Anand Giridharadas. It’s a short, fascinating read on the danger of relying on philanthropy from billionaires and corporations - those that benefit most from the maintenance of the status quo - to drive social/economic change.

Electing more parents with young kids might not be the whole solution but it will *absolutely* change the tone & urgency of the conversation around childcare.

I don't think gerontocracy explains everything about America. 

But you'll have a hard time persuading me our systemic indifference to families is TOTALLY disconnected from the fact that avg age in Congress is near an all-time high, and the party leaders and POTUS are all over 73

I don't think gerontocracy explains everything about America. But you'll have a hard time persuading me our systemic indifference to families is TOTALLY disconnected from the fact that avg age in Congress is near an all-time high, and the party leaders and POTUS are all over 73

Republicans don't care about democracy. They are willing to let it die in sycophantic service to their party's out of control leader. THE REST OF US must save the republic. By working our asses off to vote out every single last one of the enablers, apologists, and cowards.

Pick a Senate race. Now, it's not good enough to just beat Trump. All his enablers and cheerleaders and sycophants must go too.

This is, like, super simple, right? Stone had info that would have put Trump in jail. He told Trump he'd obstruct justice if he got clemency. Trump agreed. If you think it went down another way, you haven't been paying attention to the last 40 years of Donald Trump.

Republicans have neutered the Constitution's impeachment clause. They will never remove Trump, no matter how corrupt he becomes or how malignant his abuses of power are. And if impeachment is no longer operational, the pardon power must be removed from the Constitution.

Have questions about Connecticut's school reopening plan? Here are some of the big things you need to know. https://www.courant.com/news/connecticut/hc-news-clb-schools-reopening--20200709-3bv6ebr3hjg2bfif4xv...

We are five months into this pandemic. 3 million Americans have contracted COVID. And we still don't have enough PPE for frontline health care workers. We need to federalize the supply chain - now. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/08/health/coronavirus-masks-ppe-doc.html

Enough. Is. Enough. Join  @Gabrielle Giffords,  @Chris Murphy &  @Trevon Bosley as we rally to demand universal background checks and to support Senate candidates running to oust NRA politicians. RSVP here to join the livestream on July 14 at 7pm ET 👉 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-road-to-universal-background-checks-tour-national-kickoff-event-tic...

Reminder: Here's what's open, closed and on pause in Connecticut https://www.courant.com/coronavirus/hc-news-coronavirus-clb-reopening-paused-20200707-lnivp6hb4redtp...

Proud of our two little guys. The four of us just finished a 3 day hike in the White Mountains - 4 4,000 foot peaks!

Proud of our two little guys. The four of us just finished a 3 day hike in the White Mountains - 4 4,000 foot peaks!

Last week,  @Richard Blumenthal and I called on  @Subway® to ban the open carry of guns in their restaurants. We were joined by thousands of gun violence prevention advocates who ramped up the pressure. This week, Subway announced they're changing their policy.

.@JoeBiden is everything Trump is not. He has turned loss into purpose: the purpose of public service.

Although he & I have different perspectives on the world, winning this election is essential.

Then we can continue our struggles for justice with a compassionate president.

@Joe Biden is everything Trump is not. He has turned loss into purpose: the purpose of public service. Although he & I have different perspectives on the world, winning this election is essential. Then we can continue our struggles for justice with a compassionate president.

How do we pass universal background checks in 2021? Flip the Senate & White House in 2020. I’m excited to host virtual discussions with Senate candidates & amazing leaders who will take action to stop gun violence. You're up first,  @Chris Murphy! https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-senate-guns/giffords-group-takes-aim-at-key-us-senat...

Proud to join  @Gabrielle Giffords in this effort to flip the Senate and strengthen our gun laws. More than 90% of voters want universal background checks and we are going to elect lawmakers who will get it done. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-senate-guns/giffords-group-takes-aim-at-key-us-senat...

Trump is trying to rip away your health care in the middle of a pandemic. 

He said so himself.

Trump is trying to rip away your health care in the middle of a pandemic. He said so himself.

With COVID cases spiking in other parts of the country, we need to continue to be smart in Connecticut. https://www.courant.com/coronavirus/hc-news-coronavirus-daily-updates-0706-20200706-hfhwljk2yfaqlpfq...

@Denise Merrill is expanding efforts to allow CT voters to cast absentee ballots, but polling places will be open for those who want to vote in person. Want to volunteer as a poll worker to help ensure safe, secure and healthy elections? Sign up at https://dart-ct.communityos.org/polling-opportunities

@Sen. Maggie Hassan &  @Chris Murphy: Schools need help. Robust additional funding for all students is critical. So is continuing our commitment to students with disabilities, protecting gains we have made and pushing for greater progress in the future https://buff.ly/31fyYMu

We allow this to happen in America every day we fail to act on gun violence. https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/06/us/children-killed-holiday-weekend/index.html

Per a recent NPR survey, only 4 in 10 kids w/disabilities received ANY educational support in  #COVID19 school shutdowns (we can personally back this up!). Our kids are entitled to an equal education–they MUST be included in Congress' next relief package. Thank you  @Chris Murphy!

Students with disabilities have struggled during distance learning and they are going to need help to get back on track in the fall. Today, I intro'd legislation to make sure schools have the funding they need to support students with disabilities when school returns.

Students with disabilities have struggled during distance learning and they are going to need help to get back on track in the fall. Today, I intro'd legislation to make sure schools have the funding they need to support students with disabilities when school returns.

Grateful for the Bridgeport firefighters whose quick work stopped last night’s fire and made sure that no one was injured. Now, we need to make sure the families who were displaced have housing and help to rebuild. https://www.ctpost.com/local/amp/Fire-Department-No-injuries-in-July-4-Bridgeport-15386936.php

NEW: Florida accounted for over 25% of new cases yesterday.

Houston Mayor  @Sylvester Turner says that about 650 people can be tested per day at the city locations partnered with  @FEMA. He says they reach capacity at about noon. 1 in 4 people are testing positive for  #COVID19 .

#TESTING IN HOUSTON: As #Covid19 cases surge in @HoustonTX , Mayor @SylvesterTurner tells @margbrennan the city is ramping up, but notes “the demand exceeds the capacity”

 #TESTING IN HOUSTON: As  #Covid19 cases surge in  @City of Houston , Mayor  @Sylvester Turner tells  @margaret brennan the city is ramping up, but notes “the demand exceeds the capacity”

It’s likely that 27% of Yemenis who contract COVID-19 die. So what is the U.S. doing? We are bombing them. This must stop.

“We’re talking about sheer life and death.” 

Yemen has been devastated by a civil war since 2015 and now it faces the #COVID19 pandemic. 

@KeirSimmons reports.

“We’re talking about sheer life and death.” Yemen has been devastated by a civil war since 2015 and now it faces the  #COVID19 pandemic.  @Keir Simmons reports.

The amazing thing about this is America does have immaculately preserved memorials to the places where the worst horrors of slavery happened, and people hold their weddings there

These words are inscribed on the wall at Auschwitz, where a memorial is maintained so we never forget.

Leaving most monuments in place while stating the inhumanities associated with them is a better lesson for future generations than tearing them down indiscriminately in anger.

These words are inscribed on the wall at Auschwitz, where a memorial is maintained so we never forget. Leaving most monuments in place while stating the inhumanities associated with them is a better lesson for future generations than tearing them down indiscriminately in anger.

Last night the President called the words Black Lives Matter “a symbol of hate”. No turning back now. He’s running as George Wallace. Unapologetic racism and division. It won’t work.

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