September 7, 2018/Press Releases

Massachusetts Democrats Condemn Baker’s Endorsement of State’s Most Extreme Republicans

Friday, September 7, 2018

Emily Fitzmaurice, Massachusetts Democratic Party, 617-939-0808

Massachusetts Democrats Condemn Baker’s Endorsement of State’s Most Extreme Republicans

BOSTONMassachusetts Democratic Party Chair Gus Bickford released the following statement in response to Governor Charlie Baker’s full endorsement of all Republican candidates running for office, including some of the most extreme Republicans seeking to promote President Trump’s regressive and dangerous agenda:

“Our Governor loves to tout just how moderate he is.

“But, once again, his actions completely contradict his campaign talking points. He’s endorsing a candidate for Treasurer that has repeatedly voted against civil rights and rights for our LGBTQ+ community. He’s endorsing a candidate for Secretary of State who wants to put up dangerous barriers to vote for low-income and minority residents. He’s endorsing a candidate for Attorney General that wants to arm all Massachusetts teachers. He’s endorsing Donald Trump’s number one fan who is looking to head to Washington to vote in support of every aspect of the President’s dangerous agenda as Senator. The list goes on.

“Are we surprised? No. Baker has repeatedly endorsed and fundraised for the most extreme Republicans in Massachusetts who campaign on hateful, divisive platforms. This is just the latest example of Baker actively supporting extremists that want to overturn Roe v. Wade, extremists that want to repeal the Massachusetts transgender civil rights law, and extremists that want to implement Trump’s xenophobic and anti-immigrant agenda here in the Commonwealth.

“We deserve a Governor who puts residents ahead of his Party’s agenda to strip our civil and constitutional rights. We deserve to go back to having a leader in the Corner Office who stands up for the values we hold dear in Massachusetts and one that will stand up for all residents, not the few. Just because he doesn’t sink as low as Trump does not make him worthy of being Governor of Massachusetts.”