Senator Tricked Newtown Families in Order to Get Them to Break GOP Filibuster

June 26 2013
by GSL Staff
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Chris_Murphy_official_portrait_113th_CongressSenator Chris Murphy. Get used to seeing his face. This man, the youngest member of the Senate at age 39 was a relatively unknown junior senator from Connecticut before the Sandy Hook shootings. Now, Murphy is at the forefront of the gun control debate and seems poised to become the next Dianne Feinstein in the US Senate.

Murphy is already showing his tactics for getting the gun control policies he wants. In a recent New York Times interview, Murphy actually admitted to tricking the families of Sandy Hook victims.

They thought they were going to Washington on a general lobbying trip, but in actuality they were being bussed in to break the Republican filibuster. From the Times,

Murphy said it was hard, flying down on Air Force One with the trepidatious Sandy Hook families, to explain that they would be lobbying to get a vote on a vote. “They thought they were coming down here to argue for a ban on high-capacity magazines and universal background checks, and we told them that they were coming to argue to avert a filibuster and allow us to debate,” he said. “And that was really heartbreaking and deflating for some of them. But they rose to the occasion, and it was wonderful to see them at the end of the trip feeling like they had made a difference.”

In the same article, Murphy also let his truly leftist ideas flow with the comments he made after being asked about gun manufacturers leaving his state following the passage of strict gun control laws.

“If we made our schools safer at the expense of a handful of jobs,” Murphy said coolly, “I think that’s a trade-off we have to make.”

The problem is, there’s no way to know that, is there Murphy? Since school shootings are one of the rarest forms of crime in the country. I’m also not sure those unemployed families are going to fully agree with you.

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