October 15, 2015/Press Releases

#RawDiehl: What Issues Do Donald Trump and Geoff Diehl Agree on?

Contact: Pat Beaudry
Phone: 617.939.0800
Last Time Trump Campaigned in Massachusetts, Diehl Embraced Him with Open Arms
BOSTON—With controversial, divisive Donald Trump campaigning in Massachusetts tomorrow, voters are left wondering if Gov. Baker's endorsed candidate for state Senate Tea Partier Geoff Diehl actually supports his Party’s current poll-leading candidate’s out-of-touch positions.
Tea Partier Diehl joined Trump during his last visit to Massachusetts along along with fellow Tea Party State Rep. Shauna O’Connell.
“Massachusetts voters expect leadership from their elected officials and instead Tea Partier Geoff Diehl continues to embrace the most conservative positions of his Party,” said McGee. “Diehl has already joined fellow Right Wingers to welcome Trump to the Bay State once this year. By remaining supportive of divisive Republicans like Donald Trump when they come to Massachusetts, Diehl is sending a clear message of approval.”
McGee calls on Tea Partier Diehl to be transparent with voters in the 2^nd Plymouth & Bristol district about which of the following of Trump’s divisive, controversial statements he agrees with:
  1. On hiring working mothers: “She’s not giving me 100%. She’s giving me 84%, and 16% is going towards taking care of children.”
  2. On Sen. John McCain and former POW: “He's not a war hero. He's a war hero because he was captured. I like people that weren't captured, OK, I hate to tell you."
  3. On Mexican immigrants:“When Mexico sends its people, they're not sending the best. They're not sending you, they're sending people that have lots of problems and they're bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. … And some, I assume, are good people."
  4. On climate change:“The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive.”
Diehl has already established himself as one of the most divisive members of his Party. His own Republican House leadership removed him from a key committee assignment due to his prioritization of Tea Party ideology over compromise and competent governance. He also advocated for lowering the minimum wage for workers and increasing tax cuts for millionaires.