Petition Seeks to Have MassGOP Censure Baker [OPINION]
Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker is facing a possible censure by his party for supporting the recent impeachment of former President Donald J. Trump.
United Cape Patriots founder and Brewster Town Republican Committee Vice-Chair Adam Lange is promoting an online petition asking the Massachusetts Republican Party to vote to censure Baker when it meets next Wednesday. Lange said Baker declared his support for the second Trump impeachment on January 13, 2021, a week after calling on Trump to resign.
Lange said on my Tuesday program that United Cape Patriots is not attempting to form a third political party but seeks to keep Trump supporters in Massachusetts engaged. Lange told me the national Republican Party needs a change of leadership if the party is to survive.
Governor Baker has done his best to make life difficult for Trump since Trump first declared his candidacy in 2015. Baker did little in 2015 and 2020 to help Trump to get elected. He also did little or nothing to assist Republican Geoff Diehl to defeat radical Democrat Sen. Liz Warren in 2018.
Republicans in Wyoming have censured Rep. Liz Cheney for her vote to impeach Trump and House Republicans are attempting to strip her of a key committee assignment. Arizona Republicans have censured Cindy McCain, the widow of the late Senator John McCain, former Senator Jeff Flake, and Governor Doug Ducey for being disloyal to the party and its voters by failing to support Trump's re-election.
The MassGOP should vote to censure Baker. He has done nothing to help his party and refused to cooperate with the Trump Administration. Massachusetts Republicans nominated Trump twice and Baker ignored their wishes.
MassGOP Chairman Jim Lyons should join the call for Baker's censure if he hopes to rebuild the tattered Republican Party in Massachusetts.
Anyone interested in signing the petition to censure Baker can do so by visiting censurebaker.com.
Barry Richard is the host of The Barry Richard Show on 1420 WBSM New Bedford. He can be heard weekdays from noon to 3 p.m. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow him on Twitter @BarryJRichard58. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.