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Conn. Sen. Murphy Calls House Republicans' Failed Attempt To Overturn Election Results 'Treachery'

U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn.
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U.S. Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut, in a speech on the Senate floor, has condemned Republicans who are supporting President Trump’s efforts to overturn the election.

He blasted Republicans on Friday who signed amicus briefs in the unsuccessful suit Texas brought to the Supreme Court to invalidate the results in four states.

“Right now, the most serious attempt to overthrow our democracy in the history of this country is underway. Those who are pushing to make Donald Trump president for a second term, no matter the outcome of the election are engaged in a treachery against their nation,” Murphy said. He continued that lawmakers “can not at the same time love America and hate democracy”.

New York Congressman Lee Zeldin of eastern Long Island was among the House Republicans who signed on to the amicus briefs.

Terry Sheridan is a Peabody-nominated, award-winning journalist. As Senior Director of News and Education, he developed a unique and award-winning internship program with the Stony Brook University School of Communications and Journalism, where he is also a lecturer and adjunct professor. He also mentors graduate fellows from the Sacred Heart University Graduate School of Communication, Media and the Arts.