U.S. Senate candidate Geoff Diehl talks opioid crisis at Springfield news conference

Hampden County

U.S. Senate candidate Geoff Diehl is scheduled to hold a news conference in Springfield Monday.

The news conference began at 11:30 a.m. at the corner of Springfield Street and Medical Center Drive.

Diehl started off his Monday morning in western Massachusetts by visiting Mrs. Murphy’s Donuts in Southwick and touring Allied Flooring & Paint in Agawam.

This visit comes just a day after he debated Senator Elizabeth Warren. 

The Republican nominee for U.S. Senate participated in a debate with incumbent U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren Sunday night. Independent candidate Shiva Ayyadurai will also be on the November 6 ballot for U.S. Senate.

Whitman State Representative Geoff Diehl held a news conference at Baystate Medical Center to address the impact of the opioid crisis on Springfield.

Diehl told 22News, as U.S senator, he’d make the opioid crisis a priority. 

“My opponent Elizabeth Warren voted against the 21st-century Cures Act, which gave millions of dollars last year to fight the opioid crisis,” said Rep. Diehl. “I wanna make sure that with my plan to fight the crisis and when I go to Washington people know I’m committed to that.”

Diehl has consistently criticized Senator Warren, saying she’s more focused on running for president than for re-election to the Senate. He said he’s running to do what’s best for the people of Massachusetts. 

Warren was in Springfield Monday morning as well. Read more: Sen. Warren in Springfield to discuss housing legislation.

22News asked Diehl his stance on question 1. He said nurse staffing levels should not be in the hands of the government, and that he’s voting “No.”

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