Sen. Chris Murphy from Connecticut heard angry comments from some of his state’s citizens about his and his Democratic Party’s positions on open borders and amnesty for illegal immigrants.
Murphy, a Democrat seeking re-election to a second term in the U.S. Senate this year, is a progressive who wore a green “Defender of the Universe” T-shirt while conducting his third annual walk across the state.
According to a report in the Telegraph, Murphy received an “earful” from Connecticut citizens about the Democrats’ stance on open borders for illegal immigrants and the recent call for the abolition of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) by some. Murphy said he does not support abolishing ICE.
Lots of people on my walk told me how horrified they are by Trump’s family separation policy. We need to reunite these kids with their parents. USE-FULL-LINK-zBo3KguCJD
— Chris Murphy (@ChrisMurphyCT) July 9, 2018
Gary Pavano, an air-conditioner repairman, told Murphy he did not want his tax dollars supporting illegal immigrants in detention facilities.
“I email you!,” Pavano said. “Why didn’t you answer? I email you all the time. I get a boiler-plate answer!”
The news report continued:
“I can’t support you anymore,” said John O’Brien, an unaffiliated voter from Berlin with a Trump sticker on his car. O’Brien was a former union Democrat, he said, but abandoned the party because “I’m not getting Social Security increases because we are supporting people like them,” referring to undocumented immigrants.
Murphy reminding [sic] him that waves of immigrants throughout history — like O’Brien’s ancestors — sought to come to this country.
Similarly, Ann Reilly said Murphy’s walk across the state was a “show.”