Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) is known for making ridiculous statements – often about gun ownership – but we’re not sure he’ll ever be able to top his Twitter remarks from Saturday. That was when he decided to rail against President Donald Trump’s campaign rallies, insisting that he is “deliberately killing people” by subjecting them to the coronavirus.
Why would the president want to kill his own supporters? Murphy can’t quite explain that one, but this logical loophole doesn’t stop him from polluting social media with some of the most extreme invective we’ve seen from a Democrat since…well, at least yesterday.
“Can we take the gloves off and tell the truth? Trump is deliberately killing people,” Murphy tweeted. “He holds rallies where people get infected. On Thursday, no social distancing or masks, sending a clear message that the CDC should be ignored. His plan is to kill people. Let’s just say it.”
Well, you just did. It was nonsensical and profoundly stupid, but you said it. Hope you feel better, Chris.
Murphy’s panties got knotted after Trump held a comeback rally in New Hampshire on Friday night. Both masks and temperature checks were mandatory for all attendees, meaning – theoretically – that the rally was every bit as safe as our schools or businesses are these days. Certainly, it was probably safer than your average riot (er, we mean peaceful protest) carried out by devout leftists. Can’t really recall the last time Sen. Murphy spoke out against those, but we’re sure he’s just waiting for the right moment.
“These guys are stone cold killers. The next 50,000 people who die are their responsibility,” Murphy whined about the president’s RNC speech. “They sat right next to each other and didn’t wear masks intentionally. They knew they were setting an example that would be followed and they reveled in it.”
Surprisingly enough, Murphy’s claims about a homicidal president were (arguably) not his most insane of the week. In a New York Times interview a few days earlier, the Connecticut Democrat expressed his doubts about the long-term viability of democracy itself.
“I have a real belief that democracy is unnatural,” Murphy said. “We don’t run anything important in our lives by democratic vote other than our government. Democracy is so unnatural that it’s illogical to think it would be permanent. It will fall apart at some point, and maybe that point isn’t now, but maybe it is.”
Well, you know, maybe Trump’s rallies will somehow kill us all, and we won’t have to worry about democracy much longer anyway!