November 8, 2018/Press Releases

Massachusetts Democrats Statement on the Resignation of Jeff Sessions

Below is a statement from Massachusetts Democratic Party Chairman Gus Bickford on the resignation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and Governor Charlie Baker’s response: 

“The President’s decision to force out Jeff Sessions and replace him with Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker clearly imperils the Mueller investigation. Activists and elected leaders across Massachusetts and around the country have already begun working to defend the independence of the Mueller probe–residents of the Commonwealth are speaking up tonight at 5 pm during a rally on Boston Common–yet Governor Charlie Baker has remained silent. During his campaign, Baker promised repeatedly to stand up to Trump–this is the first real test of that promise, and he owes it to the people of Massachusetts to speak out forcefully against any move that threatens the investigation.”