The Connecticut senator, elected shortly before the Sandy Hook shooting, has continued to lead his cause in the horrific aftermath of the Las Vegas attack
In the hours after the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history, when a man alone in a hotel suite sprayed gunfire on 22,000 concertgoers 32 floors below, leaving 58 dead and injuring almost 500, Senator Chris Murphy rose once again to demand lawmakers do more to prevent these tragedies.
It’s a grim exercise that Murphy has repeated after each mass shooting since he was elected to the Senate in 2012. That was less than a month before 26 people, including 20 children, were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut. As a congressman, Murphy represented the district.