Murphy, Murray

Executive Session (Stump Nomination)

Senator Murphy: (4:44 p.m.)

  • Spoke on the recent meeting between President Trump and President Putin.
    • "Let's bring it back to Vladimir Putin again because his top priority, his number one goal is the dissolution of the European Union which is his main rival. The breakup of NATO is up there as well. His chief ally in the deconstruction of the E.U. and NATO today is the president of the United States. America is so much weaker today than we were just five days ago, and that's saying a lot. Our nation and the world has never seen a more cataclysmic foreign trip than the one we just witnessed. This country can survive a lot. We're resilient. But President Trump is making this country a laughingstock. We used to be a pillar of strength, an example to be looked up to. Now we are the butt of jokes."


Senator Murray: (5:22 p.m.)

  • Spoke on the nomination of Scott Stump to be an Assistant Secretary of Education.
    • "I come to the floor today in support of Scott Stump as assistant secretary of education for career, technical and adult education. As Secretary Devos continues to make it easier for predatory for-profit colleges to take advantage of our students, students need someone at the department who will remain committed to putting them first no matter what Secretary Devos tries to pressure him to do. Although most of the nominees President Trump has selected, I believe Mr. Stump will be different."