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 MurrayHillicon Valley: Washington preps for Mueller report | Barr to hold Thursday presser | Lawmakers dive into AI ethics | FCC chair moves to block China Mobile | Dem bill targets 'digital divide' | Microsoft denies request for facial recognition tech Dems introduce bill to tackle 'digital divide' Only four Dem senators have endorsed 2020 candidates 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 TrumpHouse Dems demand Barr cancel 'inappropriate' press conference on Mueller report DOJ plans to release 'lightly redacted' version of Mueller report Thursday: WaPo Nadler accuses Barr of 'unprecedented steps' to 'spin' Mueller report MORE, the Washington Democrat’s comments came after Trump scrapped House Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy Patricia D'Alesandro PelosiDOJ plans to release 'lightly redacted' version of Mueller report Thursday: WaPo Pelosi accuses Barr of 'single-minded effort' to protect Trump against Mueller report Dems attack Barr's credibility after report of White House briefings on Mueller findings 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 GrahamWhy Ken Cuccinelli should be Trump's choice for DHS Ten post-Mueller questions that could turn the tables on Russia collusion investigators GOP senators double down on demand for Clinton email probe documents MORE (R-S.C.) who called the move "inappropriate." 

Rep. Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffHouse Dems demand Barr cancel 'inappropriate' press conference on Mueller report Dems attack Barr's credibility after report of White House briefings on Mueller findings Congress won't get Mueller report until after Barr press conference MORE (D-Calif.) accused Trump of "fifth-grade conduct" shortly after the trip, which he was scheduled to go on, was canceled.