Chris Murphy on Dem's Georgia loss: Russia has been a distraction

But Democrats running in the 2018 midterm elections would do well, Murphy said, to turn away from the “distraction” of the ongoing Russia investigations and campaign on an economic message.

“Democrats have to be hyperfocused on an economic message that tells people that the Republican Party is all about economic growth for millionaires and billionaires and the Democratic Party is about economic growth for everybody,” Murphy (D-Conn.) told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Tuesday. “The fact that we have spent so much time talking about Russia, you know, has been a distraction from what should be the clear contrast between Democrats and the Trump agenda, which is on economics.”