Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Murphy, Phil, Trump

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Murphy, Phil, Trump

Article excerpt

Regarding"Rep. Murphy Criticizes Dr. Phil: Psychologist Calls Interview with Mentally Ill Actress 'Appalling' " (Nov. 24): It comes as no surprise to anyone familiar with Rep. Tim Murphy's work in both the private sector and Congress that he would have strong and appropriate words condemning Dr. Phil's exploitation of actress Shelley Duvall's mental illness.

As one of Mr. Murphy's constituents and as a parent of children on the autism spectrum, I have been impressed by and proud of how hard he has worked on behalf of people with disabilities to ensure that they have access to appropriate care and that scientific research would continue to receive federal funding.

Yet I have been disappointed and saddened that the congressman has thus far had no public condemnation of Donald Trump's mockery and disrespect toward people with disabilities. …

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