Diehl Challenges Warren to 6 Year Pledge
Whitman, MA … Today Representative Geoff Diehl, candidate for U.S. Senate, pledged to serve 6 years and challenged Senator Elizabeth Warren to make the same commitment to the people of Massachusetts.
“Our state deserves a full time Senator — not a part-time Senator, part-time author, and part-time presidential candidate,” said Diehl. “As your next U.S. Senator, my priorities will not be divided by selling a book or running for another office. I will be there for Massachusetts from the time I get out of bed in the morning until my head hits the pillow in the evening.”
The pledge states “I, ____, pledge to the people of Massachusetts that I will serve the full 6 year term, and focus solely on representing their interests in the United States Senate.”
Diehl issued the challenge to Warren via social media today and sent her the pledge to sign.
“It is clear to the media, pundits and voters that Senator Warren is not focused on her job as she claims. Last summer, she traveled more to Georgia than Cape Cod,” said Diehl. “As we begin this election year, voters deserve the truth from Senator Warren. She will either sign the promise to the people, or she won’t. It is time for the double-talk to stop.”
To educate voters on Warren’s travels and focus out of state, Diehl launched the “Where’s Warren” effort which was featured on Fox & Friends. The Facebook page and Twitter account track Warren’s non-Massachusetts efforts.
“Senator Warren has put Massachusetts into the rearview mirror. She has been more focused on selling books, building a national profile, and raising money for liberal candidates than doing her job. As the next United States Senator, I will be for the people of Massachusetts. I will put the people first – not politics,” said Diehl.
On August 4th Warren said, “I am doing my job every single day.” Five days later, Warren was speaking at the Netroots conference in Georgia (https://www.netrootsnation.org/).
Diehl has made the commitment to be there for the people. He recently launched the “Diehl on Wheels” which will be his mobile office when elected. Residents will not have to wait years to see their Senator.
“I will be coming home to Massachusetts when the Senate is not in session,” said Diehl. “We need a Senator who will be there for the people the entire six years — not just 18 months before an election.”
Warren has traveled across the country this year to sell her new book. Her trips have included Michigan, Tennessee, Georgia, New York multiple times, and California multiple times. She has focused on helping candidates in swing states and early primary states. In 2016, she jetted around the country to campaign for Democrat candidates. Even Warren’s fundraising efforts have failed to focus on Massachusetts.
In November, Warren sent out the email below talking about meeting people across the country –not the Commonwealth.
“People can count on me. I won’t neglect them for years,” added Diehl.