Chris Murphy met wit h Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky this weekend, burnishing his foreign policy credentials and promoting an alternative to Trump diplomacy,
The vote indicates there is bipartisan concern over Trump’s handling of Iran after the president order a strike that killed top Iranian military commander Qasem Soleimani.
Connecticut lawmakers helped the U.S. House approve a resolution that would mandate the president wind down military action against Iran within 30 days unless Congress votes to authorize it.
The Democratic lawmakers say the administration has not adequately explained the reasons for its actions.
Murphy says he is driven by the desire to prevent another “cataclysmic mistake” in the Middle East and encourage others to voice their concerns.
Even in blue Connecticut, the politics of criticizing a commander in chief during a military crisis are complicated.
Connecticut’s lawmakers joined their Democratic colleagues Friday in questioning President Donald Trump’s reasons for killing Iranian General Qassem Soleimani.
WASHINGTON — Sen. Richard Blumenthal said on Friday that special counsel Robert Mueller has “breached the White House gates” with his prosecution of former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who has pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about conversations with the Russian ambassador.
WASHINGTON – Sen. Richard Blumenthal on Tuesday became one of the last U.S. senators to announce he will support a historic nuclear agreement between Iran and the United States and other industrialized nations.
WASHINGTON — Rep. Elizabeth Esty, D-5th District, said Tuesday that after “diligently and carefully” reviewing the Iran nuclear deal, she’s ready to support it.
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WASHINGTON – With Sen. Richard Blumenthal emerging as a key swing vote on the Iran nuclear deal, Connecticut has become an advertising battleground for those at war over the agreement.
U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-3rd District, announced her support Thursday for the Iran nuclear pact, joining most of Connecticut’s delegation in backing the deal. Sen. Richard Blumenthal and 5th District Rep. Elizabeth Esty both remained undecided as of Thursday afternoon.
WASHINGTON – Rep John Larson, D-1st District, said he supports a deal with Iran aimed at curbing the nation’s nuclear ambitions – but he also introduced legislation that would give the Obama administration authority to use military force against Tehran.
WASHINGTON – Rep. Jim Himes, D-4th District, on Thursday became the latest Connecticut lawmaker to voice support for the Iran nuclear pact. “I have concluded the risks of not doing the deal outweigh the risks of doing the deal,” he said.
WASHINGTON – Rep. Joe Courtney, D-2nd District, on Thursday became the second member of the Connecticut delegation to the U.S. House of Representatives to voice his support for the Iran nuclear pact.