McMahon grilled on politics, says voters concerned about crime and economy

Facing a barrage of questions about former President Donald Trump and national political issues such as abortion-related immigration and the 2020 election, Republican GA candidate Jay McMahon said his goal, and what he hears from the people they care about is crime and the economy.

“I’m a Republican, and when I talk to people, the issues they care about are crime on the streets, fentanyl falling in our neighborhoods, the opioid epidemic, and just plain public safety and violence related to gangs in their neighborhoods,” McMahon said Sunday when asked if he was a “Trump” Republican.

The Cape Cod attorney and GA contender made an appearance on WCVB’s ‘On the Record,’ where the hosts wasted no time in challenging the attorney on his vis-a-vis platform. that of his party and its presumed leader, former President Trump.

McMahon began by saying that the law enforcement issues he listed relate to residents he spoke with in the state, before spending the next few minutes trying and not to steer the conversation away from politics. national.

“Those are the things that they care about and those are the things that I talked about,” he said. “The people I talk to don’t talk about Trump, they talk about the economy. They talk about crime in the streets.

McMahon in November will face former Boston City Councilwoman Andrea Campbell in a contest to determine who will take on Attorney General Maura Healey’s role as the state’s top law enforcement official. Campbell leads it in both name recognition and funding after a lengthy three-way Democratic primary and his previous bid for mayor of Boston.

The role of the Attorney General himself has been mentioned several times as the reason for the questions put to McMahon, with the hosts noting that he may be required to enforce certain laws he disagrees with when he attempted to circumvent association with Republican Party policies on abortion, immigration, and the 2020 election.

McMahon said President Biden was sworn in as the 46th president, acknowledged that the various secretaries of state had certified their results, and did not speak of voter fraud, but the second nominee for attorney general would not say not directly that Biden was duly elected.

“Well, the only doubts I hear (about the election) have nothing to do with the Attorney General of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts,” he said.

He also said he felt for the nearly 50 migrants sent to Martha’s Vineyard by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, and that the Republican governor should have notified island officials before sending people there, but didn’t. didn’t say whether sending asylum seekers there was the right or the wrong thing to do. He noted that border communities are not notified before migrants arrive.

McMahon said the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade said the 1973 law that legalized abortion nationwide was the right one, though he claimed it didn’t change anything in Massachusetts. He did not say whether he would support or oppose a 15-week nationwide ban.

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