January 31, 2017/Press Releases

Governor Baker Continues “Wait and See Approach,” Refusing to Speak Out Against Bigotry in Trump Administration

BOSTON — Massachusetts Democratic Party Chair Gus Bickford issued the following statement regarding Governor Charlie Baker’s continued silence on President Trump’s appointments to his Administration and his recent Executive Order on immigration:

“For months, Governor Baker has steadfastly refused to speak out against President Trump’s appointment of white supremacist Steve Bannon to a senior position in the White House. Now, the Governor can’t bring himself to call Trump’s immigration order what it is – a ban on Muslims that has nothing to do with keeping America safe and everything to do with playing politics and playing on fear and Islamophobia.

“As President Reagan said, ‘We must never remain silent in the face of bigotry.’ Yet Governor Baker continues to take his ‘wait and see approach’ with the Trump Administration. The people of the Commonwealth have waited long enough, Governor.”