BOSTON - Massachusetts State Democratic Party Chair Gus Bickford issued the following statement in response to Governor Charlie Baker's letter to the Secretary of Homeland Security on President Trump's ban on Muslims:
"Governor Baker's letter perpetuates the Trump administration's claim that the President's executive order is about national security. It is not. It is a defacto ban on Muslims legally entering the United States that has impacted tens of thousands of travelers to our country, including some of the students and workers driving the Massachusetts economy.
"After dragging his feet for a week, the Governor asks the Trump administration to 'rethink' its policy. This unconstitutional executive order must be rescinded, not amended. Sadly, this half-measure by the Governor is more disappointing than his silence."