Senate 'bro' gets a gift

Sen. Chris Murphy will likely be eating like a (junk food) king this week, thanks to a guilty pleasure-filled early birthday gift from fellow Connecticut Democrat Sen. Richard Blumenthal.

Blumenthal bestowed upon his Senate colleague earlier this week what his office is calling a “bro box” full of manly birthday goodies, including beef jerky, red Solo cups, Diet Mountain Dew, Cheetos, a single Bud Lite, drugstore sunglasses, and a shirt with the sleeves cut off that says “Summer 2013.”



The gift was first reported by BuzzFeed, which earlier this year dubbed Murphy one of the “13 Biggest Bros of Congress.”

Murphy turns 40 years old on Saturday.

When asked by ITK what inspired the present, a Blumenthal spokesman replied, “I think it kind of speaks for itself.”

More in Presidential races

Scarborough: Trump's 'getting worse, not better'

Read more »