Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) tells NBC News' Andrea Mitchell that he's "glad that it appears that we are on a de-escalation path militarily," but contends that U.S. security interests in the Middle East have been harmed in the wake of the Soleimani attack, noting that Iran has since restarted Iran down the path to a nuclear weapon and that US forces are likely to be forced out of Iraq.
He says that "in almost every single way Iran is stronger than they were when President Trump came into office and we are weaker in the region."
"When the whole world, including Russia and China were with us against Iran and gone after their ballistic missile program, gone after their support for terrorism, we could actually be in a stronger position today. Iran actually could be weaker. But in almost every single way Iran is stronger than they were when President Trump came into office and we are weaker in the region. He made a horrible mistake by not building on Obama's foundation and now we're left trying to pick up through the rubble," Murphy said.