WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Chris Murphy issued the following statement on the 57th Presidential Inauguration:
What an amazing day. I had chills down my spine as I walked onto the stage to take part in this historic day, and I thought President Obama’s speech hit the mark. The President’s message today was clear: America cannot stand still. In order to meet the challenges of today’s world, we need to move forward on clean energy policy, immigration reform, and civil rights. The President gave a spirited address, and it will challenge the Congress to get beyond partisan divides and pass legislation that will make our nation more competitive in today’s global economy.
I was particularly gratified that the President specifically acknowledged Newtown in his speech. Mentioning this tragedy signals his personal commitment to ending gun violence and that gun control will be a top priority in the early days of his second term.
Ben Marter (Murphy): 202-228-9606