Sen. Chris Murphy Brags To WAPO About Using Tragedy For Political Gain

posted on September 29, 2016

In Wednesday’s Washington Post, anti-gun Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., boasted of his willingness to trade on tragedy for political gain: 

“You cannot accept the premise that there is any waiting period after a tragedy to start engaging in political action,” he said. “I think you need to be unapologetic about that. I am talking about legislative action within an hour of a shooting.” 

Meaning, the attacker(s) is/are unknown, crime scene unsecured, suspects at large, motives unclear, threats unabated … but Sen. Murphy will have already concocted a legislative cure. Lady Justice does a face palm. 

Murphy, who admitted that his 15-hour filibuster in the wake of the Orlando Pulse terror attack was a political stunt, told the Post he loves the “game” and described himself as a “big ball of political ambition.” “We are all doing this in part because we enjoy being in front of the cameras.” 

Sen. Murphy, ambition is no substitute for wisdom.

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