US Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut is a dim witted man who has risen to the level of his incompetence.
Throughout his “campaign” Murphy carefully orchestrated events at which he appeared. Murphy’s staff demanded that all potential questions be submitted ahead of time. They would then divide them up into three portions- one for “Republicans”, one for “democrats” and one for independents. Then would then pretend to go through the motions of reaching into the three boxes and randomly draw a question. Ironically, all the questions ever drawn for Murphy to answer were puff pastries. Murphy never faced a genuinely difficult question prior to his being elected. His limited intellect came to the fore yesterday on Fox News Sunday. Ignorance poured out of Murphy like an arterial bleed. Murphy doggedly avoided blaming Obama for the growth of ISIS in Syria and Iraq:
MURPHY: Which is made much worse by the presence of ISIS inside Syria. Now, I don’t think the United States bears sole responsibility, but I think our invasion was a contributing factor and thus, I think we have a responsibility, but also, we have a responsibility, because it’s in our national security interests.
This despite ISIS forming in the vacuum created by Obama abandoning Iraq.
Then Murphy suggested that if we want to stop ISIS we should hand welfare out to the Syrian refugees:
The fact is, is that when there isn’t help for these refugees from the United States or our partners, they turn to others that are offering help, like ISIS, like al Qaeda, to give them the paycheck, to give them nutritional benefits for their kids.
Murphy seems painfully unaware of how ISIS abuses women. Or perhaps he’s into sex slaves as a lifestyle norm.
Murphy did admit that the Obama plan to train and arm Syrian rebels was a “disaster”:
“It was a bad plan. It was a epic disaster everybody and an example of how U.S. intervention can go wrong, not right. If even we had trained the rebels, they were likely going to go on the ground and serve side by side with al Qaeda, the very group that is now trying to spur lone wolf attacks against us.
Murphy contended that we may as well take in all these refugees now or they’ll get in later!
“…we can’t kid ourselves that we are protected just because we shove all these refugees in Europe. Because eventually, they will migrate from Europe to the United States.”
Then Murphy demonstrates that he believes things are real simply because he says them. Check out this exchange:
WALLACE: Let me ask you about that, Senator Murphy. If we open our doors to tens of thousands more refugees, are we putting the U.S. homeland at risk?
MURPHY: No, we aren’t, because we have got an ability to vet these refugees, that will make sure we aren’t taking any dangerous …
WALLACE: You know, as Senator Johnson pointed out, two years to vet a single refugee.
MURPHY: No, and listen, it can happen faster, but as Ron points out, we can’t kid ourselves that we are protected just because we shove all these refugees in Europe.
Murphy asserts that it’s a piece of cake to vet refugees. Those who know better say otherwise:
WASHINGTON — The FBI does not have a way to properly vet incoming Syrian refugees and the Federal Bureau of Investigation said so at a House Homeland Security committee hearing in February.
Officials from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), FBI and the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) told committee members that an intelligence gap exists about terrorists who joined the fight in the civil war happening in Syria and that more than 20,000 foreign fighters have joined the conflict.
“We don’t have it under control,” Mr. Michael Steinback, Assistant Director for the FBI told the committee. “Absolutely, we’re doing the best we can. If I were to say that we had it under control, then I would say I know of every single individual traveling. I don’t. And I don’t know every person there and I don’t know everyone coming back. So it’s not even close to being under control.”
Do Syrian refugees pose a risk to Americans?
“Yes, I’m concerned,” said Steinback. “We’ll have to go take a look at those lists and go through all of those intelligence holdings and be very careful to try and identify connections to foreign terrorist groups.”
Amusingly, Murphy loves responding to questions with the a particular conjunction:
SEN. CHRIS MURPHY, D-CONN., FOREIGN RELATIONS CMTE: So, the whole world is moved by that image…
MURPHY: So, I don’t think you can say that the Syrian war wouldn’t have happened if it wasn’t for the invasion of Iraq
MURPHY: So, we shouldn’t be blind to the fact that there is risk no matter where these refugees end up.
Be grateful Murphy is not a doctor. So typical of liberals, Murphy treats the symptoms and the not the disease. And he thinks the US is done as a world power:
I think we have got to have some understanding of the limits of American power there and focus on this humanitarian relief effort. That is the most important thing right now.”
Senator Chris Murphy- the living embodiment of the Peter Principle. It’s one more reason to leave Connecticut. Between Malloy, Blumenthal, Esty and Murphy and the legislature, you’ll have to sell crazy elsewhere.
We’re all stocked up.