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Chris Murphy
U.S. Senator from Connecticut.
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Chris Murphy retweeted
Sahil Kapur 14h
New language in the NDAA written by and would, if adopted, require law enforcement officers in such situations to clearly identify their agency and last name.
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Garrett Haake 14h
Remember the “little green men” stationed around DC during the protests this summer? The final NDAA includes legislation from ⁦⁩ & ⁦⁩ that requires law enforcement to identify themselves and their agencies.
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Chris Murphy 9h
Maybe the money Comcast makes off this cap can go into fixing their nightmarish rabbit warren of an automated customer service phone system.
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Chris Murphy 9h
Replying to @nycsouthpaw
4/ Yes, I had to make some compromises. And yes, sometimes the compromises we need to make to win GOP support are too much and we walk away. But these changes were relatively minor and the final product is still a big victory.
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Chris Murphy 10h
Replying to @nycsouthpaw
3/ During the summer protests, Trump was sending in federal officers with NEITHER their agency or name identified. Now they must do both. And some of the other language that changed isn’t making it weaker. Just saying the same thing differently.
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Chris Murphy 10h
Replying to @nycsouthpaw
2/ I did have to compromise. The final provision isn’t a strong as my original text. But it’s still damn strong and the practical effect of my proposal isn’t changed - federal law enforcement will no longer be able to hide their identity when doing crowd control.
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Chris Murphy 10h
Replying to @nycsouthpaw
1/ Your thread is very useful, as it points out the necessary negotiation, compromise, and word smithing that goes into turning a proposal by one member into a bill that can win bipartisan support.
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Chris Murphy 16h
Rosa exists to give a voice to the voiceless. She lives to boost the state she loves so much. She deserves this, and is going to be a great, great Appropriations Chairwoman. Congrats, friend.
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Chris Murphy 16h
"Murphy talks assassination" is not a word combo that anyone is looking for, but please give a listen anyway! Always great to catch up with and .
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Tommy Vietor Dec 2
Interesting comments here from ⁦⁩ about how he believes any indirect involvement by the US in the assassination of an Iranian nuclear scientist would be illegal bc of several bipartisan executive orders banning political assassination.
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Sen. Lisa Murkowski Dec 2
Replying to @ChrisMurphyCT
The bill includes a provision of mine with Sen. to fund a new Genius Prize, which would reward innovation and creative strategies to combat the growing issue of marine debris.
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Senator Todd Young Dec 2
As & I stated last week, should not move forward with the Houthi designation. If he does it would prevent the critical delivery of food, medical supplies, & other items needed to combat COVID-19 & famine in Yemen.
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Crooked Media Dec 2
New : & discuss the assassination of an Iranian nuclear scientist, protests over police brutality in France & more. Then joins to talk Iran, Biden’s cabinet & how to make a more progressive foreign policy.
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Chris Murphy Dec 1
Replying to @ChrisMurphyCT
9/ There is a level of arms transfer to UAE that could make sense. We SHOULD be a strategic ally of the Emirates. But rushing this sale through in a lame duck Administration is very dangerous. There are giant unanswered questions, and that's why Congress should stop it.
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Chris Murphy Dec 1
Replying to @ChrisMurphyCT
8/ Finally, the UAE is unique - they have very close, active defense partnerships with both China and Russia. In the classified briefing, Trump officials could not detail how our most sensitive technology - on the Reapers and our F-35 jets - will not find its way to Russia/China.
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Chris Murphy Dec 1
Replying to @ChrisMurphyCT
7/ Next, query whether what the Middle East is missing is highly lethal weaponized Reaper drones? Fueling an arms race in the Middle East is just bad policy - Iran will respond with its own ramp up, and every other Gulf nation will want similar weapons to keep up with the UAE.
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Chris Murphy Dec 1
Replying to @ChrisMurphyCT
6/ It begs the question why the U.S. would reward this behavior with a record setting arms sale agreement. At the very least, we should receive clear, unbreakable assurances that the UAE's conduct in Libya and Yemen will change. That hasn't happened.
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Chris Murphy Dec 1
Replying to @ChrisMurphyCT
5/ In Yemen, the UAE and Saudi Arabia have killed thousands of civilians with U.S. made weapons. In Libya, the UAE is in violation of the international arms embargo. And there's evidence the UAE has illegally transferred U.S. military equipment to extremist militias in Yemen.
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Chris Murphy Dec 1
Replying to @ChrisMurphyCT
4/ My belief is that we SHOULD be in the security business with UAE, and that's why I've supported past arms sales to UAE. But this sale is different. Why? a) the UAE's behavior has changed, and b) the scope of this sale is bigger than anything we've ever done in the region.
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Chris Murphy Dec 1
Replying to @ChrisMurphyCT
3/ The UAE's recognition of Israel is a big deal. I fully support the Abraham Accords. But there was no invisible ink in that deal that obligated the United States to compromise our own security by selling wildly lethal weapons in the Middle East.
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