Republicans talking about the preciousness of life when it comes to an unborn child, but then turning around and making life nearly impossible for single parents, parents with disabilities, and families living in poverty is nothing new. Hypocrisy is, after all, the name of the Republican game.
But with Tuesday’s school shooting at an Oxford, Michigan, high school in mind, one Democratic senator from Connecticut, Chris Murphy, says he found himself ruminating on the ease with which Republicans preach about life and yet are more than happy to bend over backward for the gun industry. So Murphy went back to Washington, D.C. to share his thoughts—on the Senate floor. Now his passionate 10-minute address is going viral for the right reasons.