Democrat and Boston resident Robbie Goldstein is challenging U.S. Congressman Stephen Lynch, and answered why he thinks 8th District residents should vote for him, how being a doctor will make him a good congressman, and more. The 8th Congressional District part of Jamaica Plain and includes two precincts in Raynham, Avon, Braintree, Canton, Cohasset, Dedham, Holbrook, precincts in Milton, Norwood, Quincy, Randolph, Stoughton, Walpole, Westwood, Weymouth, Abington, Bridgewater, Brockton, Easter Bridgewater, Hingham, Hull, Scituate, West Bridgewater and Whitman.
Part of the 7th Congressional District is also in Jamaica Plain and is represented by Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley. Goldstein lives in Fort Point with his husband Ryan. Q: Why did you decide to run for the 8th District Congressional seat? Goldstein: My parents taught me from an early age the importance of caring for your community.
Rep. Ken Buck: “You believe that you could charge the President of the United States with obstruction of justice after he left office?”
Special Counsel Mueller: “Yes.”
And then later... House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff: “The (Trump) campaign welcomed the Russian help, did they not?”
Special Counsel Mueller: “Yes.”
With one simple word, "yes," former Special Counsel Robert Mueller was issuing a call to action to Congress. Mueller's testimony, and the Mueller Report itself, leads to only one undeniable conclusion – the House of Representatives must begin impeachment proceedings against this president. Robert Mueller has clearly indicated that President Trump would be indicted for obstruction if he were not the president, and that the Russians are still interfering with our elections. Why wouldn't they after Trump welcomed them to do so?
Local grassroots organization JP Progressives will be visiting Congressman Stephen Lynch's Boston office on July 25 to specifically ask him to close the immigrant detention camps on the southern border. "We are joining with other constituents in the district and hope to actually speak with Representative Lynch," said Anne Rousseau, co-chair of the JP Progressives. "The conditions at the detention camps are unacceptable and that has to change," said Molly Rose Tarpey, Director of Communications for Congressman Lynch, to Jamaica Plain News. "He believes that anyone in U.S. custody must be treated humanely and with dignity. In addition, the asylum cases need to be adjudicated expeditiously."
Jamaica Plain's two Congressional representatives had five minutes each to ask Michael Cohen anything about his former client President Donald Trump. In those five minutes, Ayanna Pressley and Stephen Lynch, excoriated the Trump Foundation, Congressional Republicans and dug into alleged illegal activities. Michael Cohen, Trump's former personal lawyer and fixer, voluntarily testified publicly at the Congressional Committee on Oversight and Reform on February 27. Cohen continued to testify behind closed doors on Feb. 28, and is scheduled to appear again on March 6.
Jamaica Plain's Mohammad Dar, who most recently practiced internal medicine at the VA hospitals in Brockton and West Roxbury, is running as a Democratic Party candidate for the 8th Congressional District in 2020. Dar would face incumbent Rep. Stephen Lynch, if Lynch chooses to run again. “It is time for change. We need more than incremental change. We need bravery in our politics.