Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) said that his constituents talked to him about what they really cared about, and they neglected to mention a topic very near and dear to liberals’ hearts.
MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell asked him if his constituents raised the issue of Russia on his walking tour through Connecticut.
“Yeah, I spent five days walking 110 miles from the Rhode Island border to the New York border and, the answer is no,” he said, laughing.
“I talked to mainly people who were apolitical,” he explained, “and they didn’t raise Afghanistan, obviously [the president’s] speech hadn’t happened. But they also didn’t talk too much about Russia.”
“They talked about health care, primarily, that was loud and clear, the most important issue to them,” he reported. “They talked about their kids’ schools, how much money they were earning in their paycheck.”
Democrats have been vociferous in their accusations stemming from the FBI investigation into Russian interference with the 2016 election and alleged collusion with the Trump campaign.
President Donald Trump has denied any wrongdoing, but his actions of outrage against his own attorney general have led many to believe that he is desperate to fire special counsel Robert Mueller, who is in charge of the investigation. Trump has also denied the allegation that he’s seeking to fire Mueller.