During a town hall hosted by MSNBC’s Chris Matthews, Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) responded to comments made by senior advisor to Donald Trump, Kellyanne Conway.
During the interview prior to the town hall, Conway alleged that President Barack Obama never had to contend with “chronic protesters and crybaby opposition,” referring to U.S. senators aiming to boycott hearings and hold up nominees. Under Obama’s administration, Republicans instead refused to allow any bills from Democrats or the White House to progress and blocked as many judicial nominees as possible, most notably Obama’s Supreme Court pick.
Murphy explained that when it comes to opposition, Republicans have been quiet but that there is dissent.
“Kellyanne Conway said in that piece that this is a partisan issue, the opposition to the president — that’s not true,” Murphy said. “There are Republicans who oppose it just like Democrats. McCain and Lindsey Graham, many other Republicans in the Senate and in the House.”
Murphy suggested that if Trump really wants to move beyond executive orders and learn to actually govern using the Constitutional branches of government he’ll have to work with Congress.
“And calling Chuck Schumer a bozo and Kellyanne Conway calling us all crybabies that’s probably not the way that you work to unify the country.”
Watch the exchange below: