|Originally known as Martha, the Massachusetts Attorney General's first name was changed to Marsha by the Kennedy family while unsuccessfully running for Ted's seat.|
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Martha Coakley Quotes|
In a Massachusetts gubernatorial debate, Attorney General Martha 'Marsha' Coakley attacked opponent Charlie Baker for his Harvard Pilgrim pay, but then claimed she didn't have oversight at the time because she wasn't Attorney General. Except, she was.
“Unless I'm wrong Charlie, I wasn't the Attorney General when this happened, so I didn't sign off on it.”
Martha Coakley, October 8, 2014
When asked about the Massachusetts probation department corruption scandal, Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakely had a roundabout, non-sensical response.
“People are still going to try and help people get jobs and do things. There is not anything wrong with that, unless there is something wrong with it. And that’s what this jury has to decide.”
Martha Coakley, June 5, 2014
Appearing on WCVB's On The Record, out of touch Massachusetts Attorney General and gubenatorial candidate Martha Coakely had no clue that the state gas tax on a per gallon basis, or that it was 24 cents per gallon, despite being in favor recent legislation that increased it to that amount, as well as increasing it each year indefinitely.
“The percentage on the uh? Um. 10 cents?”
Martha Coakley, May 18, 2014
When asked about the Jared Remy murder, Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakely had a roundabout, non-sensical response.
“It was a circumstance where from my experience in looking at the thousands of cases that we see every day not all of the things that happened in that case happen, but the kinds of things that happened in that case many of us have seen happen time and time again.”
Martha Coakley, April 1, 2014
Caught on camera, Massachusetts Gubenatorial candidate Martha Coakley claimed it was a myth that Obamacare was hurting businesses.
“Well, that is the myth that's out there, that somehow this hurts businesses.”
Martha Coakley, October 15, 2013
In discussing illegal immigration, Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley offered this expert analysis.
“Technically it's not illegal to be illegal in Massachusetts”
Martha Coakley, May 2010
Massachusetts Senate candidate Martha Coakley attempted to call Red Sox World Series legend Curt Schilling a Yankee fan when confronted with his support for opponent Scott Brown.
“Another Yankee fan. Yes. No. No, all right, I’m wrong on my, I’m wrong, well he's not there anymore.”
Martha Coakley, January 16, 2010
In a Ken Pittman interview, then-Senate candidate Martha Coakley said pro-life people unwilling to give out abortion pills shouldn't work in emergency rooms.
“You can have religious freedom, you probably shouldn’t work in the emergency room.”
Martha Coakley, January 14, 2010
Apparently Senate candidate Martha Coakley thought Scott Brown's shaking hands in the cold was below her.
“As opposed to standing outside Fenway Park? In the cold? Shaking hands?”
Martha Coakley, January 13, 2010
In a Senate special election debate with Scott Brown, Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley claimed there were no more terrorists in Afghanistan.
“If the goal was, and the mission in Afghanistan was to go in because we believed that the Taliban was giving harbor to terrorists, we supported that, I supported that goal, they're gone, they're not there anymore.”
Martha Coakley, January 11, 2010