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Senator's Message About the 'Thoughts' and 'Prayers' Some are Sending in the Wake of San Bernardino — and the Angry Reaction


"Your job as a US Senator is to obey the US Constitution, NOT lecture Americans on theology."

FILE - This Sept. 4, 2013 file photo shows Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn. speaking with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. Fresh voices in the U.S. Senate are speaking loudly on foreign policy, a new generation of Republicans and Democrats who reflect a war-weary nation cautious about America’s next moves. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File) AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File\n

Sen. Chris Murphy, a Democrat from Connecticut, tweeted a pointed response seemingly aimed at fellow politicians who have been sending thoughts and prayers to the victims of the San Bernardino shooting, telling them to ask God for forgiveness if they choose to "do nothing" in the wake of the massacre.

"Your 'thoughts' should be about steps to take to stop this carnage," Murphy tweeted. "Your 'prayers' should be for forgiveness if you do nothing — again."

The message quickly amassed thousands of "favorites" and re-tweets on the social media platform. Some responded with support, while many others derided Murphy's sentiment.

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Read the continued conversation here.

One Twitter user noted that Murphy, too, appealed to "thoughts" and "prayers" in the wake of the Charleston shooting.

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