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Tuesday, December 08, 2020

Statement from Massachusetts Democratic Party Chair Gus Bickford in Response to Today’s Announcement by Charlie Baker

 Statement from Massachusetts Democratic Party Chair Gus Bickford in Response to Today’s Announcement by Charlie Baker


“Charlie Baker made the decision to halt certain inpatient medical care but is allowing casinos to remain open.  Let that sink in.  The warning signs have been flashing for weeks and rather than act to protect the vulnerable in our state, Baker just played with the metrics in an effort to convince us we were on the right track, when we were not.  It’s clear what is happening now.  One of the nation’s most respected public health experts joined the chorus of leaders who have been highlighting the worsening data trends, saying he is “aghast at lack of action” by Baker.  The pressure finally became too much for Baker to ignore, forcing him to finally take the extremely modest steps he outlined today.  No matter the issue, Baker only acts when pressured.  It’s not leadership, it’s negligence.”

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