Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) had quite the Twitter interaction on Friday.
It all began when he tweeted that he had chided his son for expressing admiration for a Koch Industries commercial. The Koch Brothers, Murphy explained to his child, are "polluters."
My 9 yr old: This is a cool commercial.— Chris Murphy (@ChrisMurphyCT) October 27, 2017
Me: That's a Koch Brothers ad. They're polluters.
9 yr old: Oh. Well, they have good commercials.
To which was responded to by none other than...Koch Industries themselves. They directed the senator to their web page detailing the company's efforts to be as environmentally friendly as possible. (And thanked his son for liking their ad.)
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 eventually responded by saying that he told his son that Koch Industries "don't believe" in science, which is obviously a measured and mature reaction to being owned by a Twitter account.
I did. Then:— Chris Murphy (@ChrisMurphyCT) October 27, 2017
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
...which was low-hanging fruit for pointing out Murphy's own hypocrisy.
Chris, how many genders are there? https://t.co/GbqGjVSoX6— Erielle Davidson (@politicalelle) October 27, 2017
According to Science®, can men get pregnant? And when does a fetus become a human life? https://t.co/sCyHoqHYad— James Hasson (@JamesHasson20) October 27, 2017
Do you often lie to 9 year olds?— Gerry Daly (@GerryDales) October 27, 2017
Sometimes Twitter puts up a few gems.