EVENT ADVISORY: Sen. Chris Murphy to Discuss the Trump National Security Crisis

Washington, D.C. — Please join the Center for American Progress Action Fund for remarks from and a conversation with Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT), a member of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

Sen. Murphy will step back from the headline-grabbing crises in Syria and Ukraine and make the case that there is no corner of the globe that has been made safer after nearly three years of the Trump administration’s foreign policy. He will survey the full global scope of the damage caused and discuss why Republicans are poised to lose any national security advantage they hold over Democrats if they continue to support President Donald Trump’s disastrous foreign policy.

For years, Murphy has focused on how progressives can close the perceived national security gap with Republicans and strengthen America’s role in the world. This month, he penned a piece for The Atlantic in which he made the case that a Democratic administration would need a new foreign policy toolkit in order to advance U.S. values and interests abroad. In 2015, Murphy authored a report titled “Rethinking the Battlefield,” which laid out a comprehensive road map for rebuilding U.S. foreign policy in order to keep pace with global challenges.

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Opening remarks:
Neera Tanden, President and CEO, Center for American Progress Action Fund

Remarks and conversation:
Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT)

Moderated by:
Kelly Magsamen, Vice President for National Security and International Policy, Center for American Progress Action Fund


Wednesday, October 23, 2019
9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. EST


Center for American Progress
1333 H Street NW, 10th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20005

For more information, please contact Sam Hananel at or 202-478-6327.