May 29, 2018    

DIEHL CALLS OUT WARREN FOR NOT MARCHING IN MEMORIAL DAY PARADE

Diehl Has Marched Every Memorial Day

Whitman, MA … Today Representative Geoff Diehl (R-Whitman), the endorsed Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, criticized Senator Elizabeth Warren for failing to march once again in a Memorial Day parade and also asking for donations in her Memorial Day email.

“Senator Warren had the time to go on CBS this morning to promote the paperback edition of her book, but she did not have time once again to march in a Memorial Day parade,” said Diehl. “Her priorities are not Massachusetts’ priorities.”

“Worse yet, Warren asked for money in her Memorial Day email honoring veterans. Is there ever a time when she is not fundraising or putting herself first?” questioned Diehl.

Since being elected to office, Warren has failed to march in any Memorial Day parades while Diehl has always marched.

“I have always proudly participated in Memorial Day parades and ceremonies to show my respect for those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country,” said Diehl. “As their next U.S. Senator, our veterans will have a true ally in the Senate fighting for them. I will march in Memorial Day and Veterans Day parades to honor our military who have put their lives on the line to protect our freedoms.”

Diehl believes that Warren is sending a bad message by not making the time to march.

“She has the time to sell books and go to Presidential swing states like Ohio, but not the time for our veterans. No wonder why she failed to return the calls from Veterans Assisting Veterans, a non-profit organization from Lowell, for over 100 days,” added Diehl.

Diehl’s commitment to our veterans goes way beyond marching in support. He has developed a comprehensive plan to assist veterans.

“We need to honor the men and women who have sacrificed so much to protect our country. Veterans transitioning back to civilian life often face significant barriers. My plan will help veterans who are facing these many challenges. As the next U.S. Senator, I am confident that we can improve the delivery of services to our veterans,” said Diehl. “To accomplish these goals, it will take a full time Senator, not a part time senator, part time author, and part time presidential candidate.

Diehl is the only candidate, Democrat or Republican, to have a plan for assisting veterans. His extensive plan includes: expanding treatment programs for opioid addiction, increasing mental health care providers, ensuring veterans have access to care, creating an independent watchdog group to inspect VA treatment facilities, fixing the statute of medical malpractice suits for veterans, increasing women’s health based practitioners, allow veterans to receive college credit for their service, and increasing funding for homeless veterans.

Diehl has also promised to hire a veteran to his Senate staff to specifically reach out to help fellow veterans.

“Unlike Senator Warren, I will be there for our veterans. There calls will not be ignored,” said Diehl.