April 26, 2019/Media

MDP Statement on US Attorney’s Indictments Announced Yesterday

In response to the recent reporting on the indictment of Judge Shelley Joseph, the Massachusetts Democratic Party Chair, Gus Bickford, released the following statement:
“Everyone in Massachusetts should be deeply concerned with the politically motivated prosecutions being undertaken by Trump-appointed U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling. Lelling’s decision to intervene in state court matters tramples on the independence of our state judicial system and undermines our own court’s credibility. This was a decision that Lelling didn’t have to make, but eagerly chose to make. One thing is clear, Andrew Lelling just submitted his application to replace William Barr as Donald Trump’s next Attorney General.”