February 20, 2019/Press Releases

Statement of MDP Chair Gus Bickford on Gov. Charlie Baker’s Continued Failure to Condemn Donald Trump’s National Emergency Declaration

Below, please find a statement from Massachusetts Democratic Party Chairman Gus Bickford on Governor Charlie Baker’s continued failure to denounce President Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration, which was made nearly a week ago: 
“We are now nearly a week into Donald Trump’s fake ‘national emergency.’ Trump’s emergency declaration is an ‘illegal power grab’ – in the words of Attorney General Maura Healey – and a blatant attempt to siphon billions of dollars for his hate-fueled border wall. Yet Republican Charlie Baker still refuses to denounce the President and his illegal action, only summoning enough courage to suggest, through a spokesperson, that Congress and the President should ‘work together.’ While this response from Governor Baker is, sadly, no longer surprising, it remains completely insufficient in the face of Trump’s efforts to undermine our democracy. Governor Baker should show a little backbone and finally condemn his President. And, for once, wouldn’t it be nice to see him do so without being pressured?”