POLITICS
09/19/2014 01:50 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Martha Coakley Slams GOP Opponent For Wavering On Roger Goodell

Massachusetts Attorney General and Democratic gubernatorial nominee Martha Coakley blasted her GOP opponent, Charlie Baker, in a video released Friday, responding to his recent comments on National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell.

"If we fired everybody every time we got into one of these situations, I don't know. I would like to see more. I would like to see more data and more information," Baker told reporters on Thursday, responding to a question about whether Goodell should be fired over the recent domestic violence scandals plaguing the league.

"I know I don't need more data to make a decision," Coakley said in a taped response released by her campaign on Friday. "I know that anyone who understands this issue, who's worked with victims and survivors as I had, who pays attention or hears the voices of women who've been abused. I don't think it's a hard call. I think he should resign."

The Arizona Cardinals' Jonathan Dwyer was arrested Wednesday on charges of aggravated assault, becoming the latest in a string of football players to come under fire over domestic violence accusations.

"Unlike Charlie Baker, women don't need to see a video to know what domestic violence is and we don't need more data to know that the Commissioner should resign or be fired," Coakley said in a campaign release.

"The NFL has for too long not taken domestic violence seriously and a change at the top is the only way to begin to change that culture," she noted.

HuffPost Pollster, which combines all publicly available polling data, has Coakley leading Baker in the November general election:

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