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Surprise! Murphy Comes to Defense of Republican UN Ambassador

September 14, 2018 By Staff
Surprise! Murphy Comes to Defense of Republican UN Ambassador

The junior senator is opposed to President Trump and his administration, but defended UN Ambassador Nikki Haley in a tweet on Friday.

On Friday morning, Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) tweeted something he doesn’t usually tweet on a day-to-day basis: a defense of a Republican.

Here’s the backstory: on Friday, The New York Times published a story with the headline: “State Department Spent $52,701 on Curtains for Nikki Haley’s Residence.”

Some liberals on Twitter seized on the story, but reporters quickly pointed out that the Times story itself points out that “[a] spokesman for Ms. Haley said plans to buy the curtains were made in 2016, during the Obama administration.”

That’s where Murphy comes in. The senator, not one to hold back in his criticism of the Trump administration, tweeted Friday that people should not be “too outraged” about the story. He added, “Not everyone is Scott Pruitt”:

Murphy voted for Haley’s confirmation. Haley, a former governor of South Carolina, was confirmed by the U.S. Senate 96-4.