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Sen. Murphy: COVID Relief Bill Likely, But Not Immediately

U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn.
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Conn. Sen. Chris Murphy

U.S. Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut says he is hopeful Congress can pass another pandemic relief package, but he worries it won’t be soon.

Murphy says if Vice President Joe Biden wins the election, there could be a difficult path forward.

“I worry that if Donald Trump loses, he’s going to be in a mood to burn down the country," Murphy said. "That doesn’t sound like somebody who’s going to come to the table and help us write a COVID relief bill.”

Murphy said he is hopeful about Biden’s chance to win the presidency. He said all votes should be counted in a democracy, and a failure to do so would create an autocracy.

Cassandra Basler, a former senior editor at WSHU, came to the station by way of Columbia Journalism School in New York City. When she's not reporting on wealth and poverty, she's writing about food and family.