Democratic Senator Chris Murphy Blasts His Own Party For Russia “Distraction”

Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) said on Wednesday that ongoing Russia discussion has been a major distraction for democrats, per The Daily Caller.

Murphy told “Morning Joe” that his constituents “are never talking about issues like Russia.”

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“When I am back in Connecticut, I often get on a commuter bus and ride it for just an hour to talk to folks that, frankly, don’t normally call or write my office, and I’ll just say, they are never talking about issues like Russia. They are not talking, frankly, what’s on cable news at night,” Murphy said in an interview on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”

“Morning Joe” hosts Joe Scarborough and Miki Brzezinski were asking the Senator for comment following the democrats’ special election losses in Georgia and South Carolina on Tuesday.

“The fact that we have spent so much time talking about Russia has been a distraction from what should be the clear contrast between Democrats and the Trump agenda, which is on economics,” Murphy said Wednesday.

He said democrats need to drop the Russia talking points and start talking about the economy.

He said that voters he talks to are “talking about the same things, wages, they’re talking about education, they’re talking about public safety.”

“So I think Democrats have to be hyper focused on an economic contrast and I think this president is handing it to us, using this administration and presidency to enrich himself and his millionaire friends,” he added.

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Murphy went on to say that “we’ve got to be focused on an economic agenda for everybody else.”

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