Chris Murphy Sworn In As Connecticut's Newest Senator

Takes oath of office today with wife and family by his side.


At noon today, Chris Murphy was sworn in as Connecticut’s newest U.S. Senator.

He released the following statement:

I am humbled and honored to have earned the support of people across Connecticut to serve our state in the United States Senate.

I’ve been proud to work for the 41 towns of the Fifth District in the House of Representatives, and I’m going to bring the same passion and work ethic to my job in the Senate.  

I’m going to fight to strengthen Connecticut’s economy—with the right policies coming from Washington, there is no reason why Connecticut can’t grow jobs in science, technology, manufacturing, and defense.

As a lifelong champion of health care reform, I’ll be a leader in making sure that the health care law is implemented in a way that makes sense for Connecticut families and businesses.

And I’m going to be a leading voice in the national conversation to end the kind of gun violence that shattered precious young lives and devastated a community in Newtown, Connecticut just three weeks ago.

As I have throughout my time in public service, I ask that people stay engaged and continue to share ideas for how we can make Connecticut and our country even better.

I can’t wait to get to work for all of Connecticut as our state’s new U.S. Senator.


REVMAN January 03, 2013 at 10:57 PM
Well the people of Connecticut should proud they voted another untrustworthy Politician to Washington.
Howard January 04, 2013 at 02:15 PM
Senator Murphy took the following oath of office “I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God.” The one TV appearance of Murphy’s that I remember is the one where he was practically screaming that his primary goal was to thwart Republicans by any means. He has taken the following positions. He supports closing the Guantanamo Bay detention camp. He offers no viable alternative; I suppose he would just release the detainees. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Murphy_(politician)#Political_positions Murphy has pledged to support filibuster reform in the Senate, which would change a passing requirement of 60 votes to a simple majority. This indicates two things. One is a desire to suppress the First Amendment and two, a desire to see the democrat party have dictatorial control of the Senate by eliminating minority opinion. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Murphy_(politician)#Political_positions (end part 1)
Howard January 04, 2013 at 02:15 PM
He is a proponent of the health care public option, which entails the creation of an independent, government-sponsored health insurance plan to compete with private companies. This means he supports socialized medicine ala Canada and England along with rationed health care and denial of care to advanced age senior citizens. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Murphy_(politician)#Political_positions He is pro-abortion. Pro-choice would understandable but pro-abortion could lead to incremental implantation of government controlled selective reproduction. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Murphy_(politician)#Political_positions His position on gay rights “Marriage equality and nondiscrimination in the military, workplace, classroom and healthcare system, based on real or perceived sexual orientation and gender identity, are civil rights that must be protected under law.” This would seem to indicate a proclivity toward the destruction of the traditional family. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Murphy_(politician)#Political_positions Strongly opposes the Second Amendment. Taken together with his apparent stance on the First Amendment (see above) this seems to indicate a desire to eliminate the Constitution altogether and try something different like socialism or maybe even communism. http://www.ontheissues.org/Senate/Chris_Murphy_SenateMatch.htm (end part 2)
Howard January 04, 2013 at 02:16 PM
He voted for every economic stimulus package. This indicates that he has no knowledge of basic financial concepts. This is evidenced by his personal financial woes. http://www.ontheissues.org/house/chris_murphy.htm and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Murphy_(politician)#Financial_problems Murphy said he has spent his career in the Legislature and in Congress supporting "sensible gun control legislation." http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Murphy-Bysiewicz-back-stiffer-gun-control-3726309.php#ixzz2H0wINeV9 “Sensible gun control” means repealing the Second Amendment. In short, Murphy made a false oath when sworn into the Senate. He obviously has no intent of supporting or defending the Constitution. (end)


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