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: White House goes public with attacks on Fauci | Newsom orders California to shut down indoor activities, all bar operations | Federal judges block abortion ban laws in Tennessee, Georgia Senate Democrats call for B for vaccine production, distribution in next package GOP Health Committee chair says he disagrees with Trump's WHO decision 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 TrumpWayfair refutes QAnon-like conspiracy theory that it's trafficking children Stone rails against US justice system in first TV interview since Trump commuted his sentence Federal appeals court rules Trump admin can't withhold federal grants from California sanctuary cities MORE, the Washington Democrat’s comments came after Trump scrapped House Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy Pelosi70 progressive groups call for next Foreign Affairs chair to reflect 'progressive realism' House to vote next week on ridding Capitol of Confederate statues Eye on gavel, Wasserman Schultz proposes panel on racial inequality in spending 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 GrahamThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Argentum - All eyes on Florida as daily COVID-19 cases hit 15K Democrats see immigration reform as topping Biden agenda Graham says he will call Mueller to testify before Senate panel about Russia probe MORE (R-S.C.) who called the move "inappropriate." 

Rep. Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffStone rails against US justice system in first TV interview since Trump commuted his sentence Overnight Defense: US formally rejects Beijing's South China Sea claims | House set to consider defense policy bill next week | 57 injured as firefighters battle warship blaze Sunday shows - Spotlight shifts to reopening schools MORE (D-Calif.) accused Trump of "fifth-grade conduct" shortly after the trip, which he was scheduled to go on, was canceled.