For Immediate Release
July 18, 2014
Contact: Travis Shofner
You Can’t Have It Both Ways, Republican Charlie Baker
Statement from Massachusetts Democratic Party Executive Director on Republican Party Comments on Children
BOSTON – Today Massachusetts Democratic Party Executive Director Matt Fenlon released the following statement:
“I’m calling on Republican Charlie Baker to repudiate the callous remarks issued by his own Republican Party and prove he does not support the MassGOP playing politics with vulnerable children.
“After Gov. Patrick joined this morning with religious leaders to call for compassion, Republican Baker agreed with the appropriate course of action, then only hours later his Republican Party plays to the lowest common denominator and ignores the humanitarian crisis. If Republican Baker stands by and refuses to disavow his own Republican Party, it will be another example of sticking his finger in the political wind and wanting it both ways. He will try to seem compassionate while letting his MassGOP send a signal to the most extreme Republican faction.”