January 15, 2019/Press Releases

Statement of MDP Chairman Gus Bickford on Governor Baker’s Comments on Government Shutdown

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

“Governor Charlie Baker continues to claim that both Democrats and Republicans are to blame for the ongoing government shutdown. The Governor is willfully ignoring the fact that Democrats in Congress have voted multiple times to fund the government, only to have the legislation blocked by Republicans in the Senate, and that the President is refusing to negotiate in good faith – preferring instead to hold the livelihoods of more than 7,000 workers in Massachusetts hostage in pursuit of an unnecessary border wall. Criticizing both sides without working proactively towards a solution is not courageous – it is the Governor, once again, failing to stand up to his party and the President, even when their actions are harming families in Massachusetts.”