January 8, 2019/Press Releases

Massachusetts Democratic Party Statement on Governor Charlie Baker’s Response to Government Shutdown

Massachusetts Democratic Party Chair Gus Bickford released the following statement regarding Governor Charlie Baker’s response to the federal government shutdown:

“Charlie Baker wants us to believe that he stands up to Donald Trump when it matters for the people of Massachusetts,” said Democratic Party Chairman Gus Bickford. “But as the ongoing government shutdown enters its 18th day – impacting more than 7,000 workers here in Massachusetts – the Governor has failed call out the President for holding the livelihoods of federal workers hostage in pursuit of a wall that will do nothing to make our country safer. If Governor Baker is serious about siding with the people of Massachusetts, he must do more to hold President Trump accountable, work with his Republican colleagues in Washington to end this shutdown, and protect federal workers in the Commonwealth.”