Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), in an interview with the New York Times, made very controversial statements about his disbelief in the democratic system. He warned that democracy in the United States may be in its final stages, saying the concept itself is “unnatural” and unlikely to work in the long run.
Murphy, who has held a seat in the Senate since 2013, also said the U.S. system could “fall apart” in the future. In his questionable remarks, he mentioned that this does not necessarily mean that during the current administration it would be the end of democracy, but neither did he rule it out.
“I have a real belief that democracy is unnatural,” Murphy said. “We don’t run anything important in our lives by democratic vote other than our government. Democracy is so unnatural that it’s illogical to think it would be permanent. It will fall apart at some point, and maybe that point isn’t now, but maybe it is.”
Murphy was unmotivated to admit his strange role as a politician when he said he feels it is his job to hold this system together so that it survives until the next administration. “That’s not why you go into any profession—to keep it from falling apart.”
He was also asked whether his party’s leadership, specifically House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), has been “energetic enough” to address the problems of Americans in the face of the CCP Virus. To which he responded, “The Legislature as a branch is particularly ill-equipped to lead when faced with a public health crisis that eludes and weaves in different ways every day.”
Interestingly, he admitted that while he does not like the idea of President Trump leading the medical supply chain for the next six months, he said he is aware that Pelosi and Schumer cannot do it. Only President Trump can. “I’m stuck trying to advocate for him to increase his power.”
During his remarks, he also criticized President Trump for making his Republican friends feel more ideologically distanced from him, arguing, “Friendships and conversations are more forced now,” adding that he doesn’t talk politics with them because he wants to “keep the relationship going.”
He was annoyed at the feeling that people he once held in high esteem, despite being from a different party, are now all the more distant by a widening ideological gap.