Video: Sen. Chris Murphy's Filibuster Ends With Powerful Sandy Hook Story


That Game of Thrones-inspired hashtag became a Twitter trending topic on Wednesday, as Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), flanked by colleagues Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.), led a 15-hour filibuster on the Senate floor to force Republican leaders to allow votes on a pair of proposed gun-control bills.

Regardless of your feelings on “no fly, no buy” and tighter background checks for those who want to make purchases at gun shows — the two measures which Senate leaders have agreed to consider — the final seven minutes of Murphy’s speech are undeniably stirring, as he talks about Sandy Hook Elementary student Dylan Hockley and his teacher Anne Marie Murphy, both of whom were among the 26 people killed in the 2012 attack on that Newtown, Conn., school.

Murphy’s speech comes in the wake of last weekend’s horrific shooting at the gay nightclub Pulse, in Orlando, Fla., which left 49 people dead and another 50-plus injured in the largest mass-shooting in United States history.

Press PLAY above for the full seven-minute speech — and make sure you have some tissues handy.

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