February 14, 2019/Press Releases

Statement of MDP Chairman Gus Bickford on Reports that President Trump Will Declare National Emergency

Below, please find a statement from Massachusetts Democratic Party Chairman Gus Bickford on reports that Donald Trump will declare a national emergency in order to pursue construction of a wall on the southern border: 
“Donald Trump’s decision to declare a national emergency in order to construct a hate-fueled border wall creates a dangerous precedent and threatens to unilaterally reduce critical funding for other programs. The declaration represents an abuse of the President’s power, and undermines the interests of people in Massachusetts and across the country. In light of the President’s decision, we call on Governor Charlie Baker to stand up for the people of the Massachusetts; as a major fundraiser for the RNC and a member of the RGA Executive Board, Baker should use his influence in the national party to publicly and immediately oppose this dangerous and ill-conceived move.”