Whitman, MA … Today Representative Geoff Diehl, candidate for U.S. Senate, reacted to Senator Elizabeth Warren’s refusal to take a 6 year pledge on ‘Meet the Press.’
“While Senator Warren says she is not running for President, she still refuses to take the 6 year pledge. This week it was exposed that she has donated to every Democrat State Party in the nation. Her actions don’t match her words. Her continued refusal to take the 6 year pledge shows that she is running for President in 2020 and will abandon her constituents once again if re-elected,” said Diehl.
When asked on three separate occasions by Chuck Todd, Warren wouldn’t promise to serve out her full term as senator if re-elected.
“Our state deserves a full time Senator — not a part-time Senator, part-time author, and part-time presidential candidate,” said Diehl.
Diehl asked Warren in January to sign the following pledge:
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.”
“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,” promised Diehl.
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. In November, he launched
“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.
“People can count on me. I won’t neglect them for years,” added Diehl.