Sen. Murray says Washington behavior reminds her of former preschool students

Sen. Murray says Washington behavior reminds her of former preschool students
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Sen. Patty MurrayPatricia (Patty) Lynn MurrayOvernight Health Care — Sponsored by America's 340B Hospitals — Dems blast rulemaking on family planning program | Facebook may remove anti-vaccine content | Medicare proposes coverage for new cancer treatment Overnight Health Care — Presented by PCMA — Senators seek answers on surprise medical bills | Red states move to limit Medicaid expansion | Two drug companies agree to testify Senate Dems block Sasse measure meant to respond to Virginia bill MORE (D-Wash.) on Thursday compared the behavior of leaders in Washington D.C., with those of her former students from when she taught in preschool, according to a The New York Times report.   

The former teacher told the news outlet that the trick to leading a classroom is not to let the antics of a bully or tantrums disrupt the rest of the students.

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“My experience is, you let them calm down and come back to you peacefully before you give them anything,” Murray said. “You don’t hand them that cookie or piece of candy when they’re yelling and screaming because then you will be doing that until they’re 18 years old.”

Although Murray did not name President TrumpDonald John TrumpGillibrand backs federal classification of third gender: report Former Carter pollster, Bannon ally Patrick Caddell dies at 68 Heather Nauert withdraws her name from consideration for UN Ambassador job MORE, the Washington Democrat’s comments came after Trump scrapped House Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy Patricia D'Alesandro PelosiNational emergency declaration — a legal fight Trump is likely to win Congress allows Violence Against Women Act to lapse High stakes as Trump, Dems open drug price talks MORE’s (D-Calif.) planned trip overseas on Thursday.

Trump canceled Pelosi's use of military transportation for a congressional delegation trip to Belgium and Afghanistan, which would have included a visit to troops in a war zone.

“Obviously, if you would like to make your journey by flying commercial, that would certainly be your prerogative,” Trump wrote to Pelosi.

The president wrote in a letter to Pelosi that she should remain in D.C. to negotiate with him on the shutdown, which is now in its 28th day.

The letter was Trump’s first response to Pelosi’s proposal to postpone the State of the Union address.

Trump faced criticism for the move, including from his ally Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamPence met with silence after mentioning Trump in Munich speech The Memo: Trump and McCabe go to war Graham seeks new Rosenstein testimony after explosive McCabe interview MORE (R-S.C.) who called the move "inappropriate." 

Rep. Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffHouse chairmen consult with counsel about ways to get notes from Trump-Putin meetings Overnight Health Care — Sponsored by America's 340B Hospitals — Dems blast rulemaking on family planning program | Facebook may remove anti-vaccine content | Medicare proposes coverage for new cancer treatment Hillicon Valley: Facebook weighs crackdown on anti-vaccine content | Lyft challenges Trump fuel standards rollback | Illinois tries to woo Amazon | New round of China trade talks next week MORE (D-Calif.) accused Trump of "fifth-grade conduct" shortly after the trip, which he was scheduled to go on, was canceled.