A Democratic senator admitted Tuesday that his constituents don’t care about the ongoing investigation into alleged Russian interference during the 2016 presidential election.
Democratic Connecticut Sen. Chris Murphy told MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell that after completing a walking tour of his state, he learned his constituents didn’t care about the Russia probe.
“I talked to mainly people who were totally apolitical, and they didn’t raise Afghanistan, obviously [Trump’s] speech hadn’t happened [yet], but they also didn’t talk too much about Russia,” Murphy said. “They talked about health care primarily, that was loud and clear, the most important issue to them. They talked about the quality of their kids’ schools, how much money they were earning in their paycheck.”
Murphy has grown weary of the investigation into Russia, saying in May, “We certainly don’t have a smoking gun today.”
In June, Murphy echoed the same sentiments saying that he doesn’t hear people talking about the probe into Russia.
“When I am back in Connecticut, I often get on a commuter bus and ride it for just an hour to talk to folks that, frankly, don’t normally call or write my office, and I’ll just say, they are never talking about issues like Russia. They are not talking, frankly, what’s on cable news at night,” he said.