Republican Geoffrey G. Diehl is hammering home the idea that U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren has done nothing for Bay State voters since they sent her to Washington in 2012.
“The job of senator should be to listen to the people of Massachusetts and try to go down there and work with Congress, to work with the president,” Diehl told the Wellesley Republican Town Committee last night.
“And she, of course, has said she has no intention of doing that. In fact she’s written two books while she’s been in office. She’s made $1.6 million on those books for herself privately, but she has delivered zero for Massachusetts.”
Diehl, a state representative from Whitman, is in the GOP primary, running for the right to challenge Warren in 2018. Diehl said while no debates have been planned, he hopes to have many in the run-up to November.
“There hasn’t been any discussion of debates yet, but I’m looking forward to as many as possible leading up to the election,” he said.
“As soon as they’re ready, we’re certainly ready on our end.”
Diehl, who was then-candidate Donald Trump’s Massachusetts chairman, said the economy is growing because businesses see a friendly Trump administration in Washington.
“We’re seeing a lot of growth because I think they’re looking at the president as someone who has done a great job of regulation reform, somebody who has let our companies and our small businesses grow,” Diehl said.
“And now they’re trying to take up tax reform, cut the corporate tax rate, which is the highest in the industrialized world, cut the corporate tax rate down so that our country and Massachusetts has the chance to grow a lot faster. Elizabeth Warren basically said a few weeks ago that she is opposed to all tax reform that has been put forward by Congress and the president.”
Diehl said he believes Warren is planning a run for president in 2020, given how much time she spends out of state and fundraising for fellow Democrats.
“She clearly wants to run in 2020,” he said.
“When you go around Massachusetts and talk to people about that you see them roll their eyes, because we’re tired of this state being overlooked and used just as a springboard.”
Diehl said he believes she will be vulnerable in 2018 without former President Barack Obama on the ballot, and without the state’s governor campaigning for her....Read more