As Twitchy reported yesterday, Democrat U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy tweeted a claim that he took his 9-year old to task for saying the Koch brothers have “good commercials.” Koch Industries tweeted back this response:
Please tell your 9 year old thanks! If you want to learn about our environmental responsibility efforts visit https://t.co/Fu0kjbOtLM
— Koch Industries (@Koch_Industries) October 27, 2017
Murphy probably should have let it go at that point, but of course couldn’t:
I did. Then:
Me: You know how u love science in school?
9 yr old: Yeah.
Me: The Kochs don't believe in it.
9 yr old: What? I don't get it. https://t.co/TKmF026jUJ
— Chris Murphy (@ChrisMurphyCT) October 27, 2017
Murphy had at that point fully set himself up for fail:
This is the worst attempt to cover up getting Rekt of the month
— Terresa's Brother (@TerresasBrother) October 27, 2017
You should have quit while you were behind. https://t.co/FRhQFObzoO
— Mo Mo (@molratty) October 27, 2017
He should have, because it really was an epically failed comeback:
David Koch has a masters in chemical engineering from MIT and Charles Koch has a masters in chemical engineering AND nuclear engineering https://t.co/Z2QRxzOLJ2
— Logan Dobson (@LoganDobson) October 27, 2017
You were saying, Sen. Murphy?
This is silly. Charles Koch has an MS in Nuclear Engineering and an MS in Chemical Engineering from MIT.
— Beth Anne Mumford (@bamumford) October 27, 2017
You’re saying that two men with Masters degrees from MIT don’t believe in science. Don’t let your partisanship get in the way of facts.
— Brian Leff (@2theLeff) October 27, 2017
Charles Koch went to MIT & has 2 masters degrees, one in nuclear engineering, one in chem engineering. Yeah, he doesn't believe in science. https://t.co/EHKbDe64lz
— Joel Engel (@joelengel) October 27, 2017
You are an ignorant asshole. Maybe you should check the degrees of Charles Koch. https://t.co/o81SmizNcq
— Mary Elizabeth (@mchastain81) October 28, 2017
But the Koch brother each have Master's degrees in engineering. Do you have an MS in engineering, Chris? Do you have any degrees in science? https://t.co/mXjJjzQHeR
— Hank Rearden (@BuyReardenMetal) October 28, 2017
How much have you donated to cancer research?
David Koch has donated $1.2 BILLION.
Tell that to your 9 yr old. https://t.co/OwD2dyBPJl
— Jay Caruso (@JayCaruso) October 27, 2017
Will Murphy have some sort of “the jerk store called” comeback at the ready. Stay tuned!