Massachusetts Attorney General Andrea Campbell said Friday that she's taking no comfort from former President Donald Trump's recent statement that he wouldn't sign a nationwide abortion ban into law if reelected to the Oval Office.

“I don't believe anything that comes out of his mouth,” Campbell, who is a Democrat, said. “And why is that? He has proven to be someone with a flawed character and to lack integrity.”

Campbell then voiced support for President Joe Biden and Vice President Harris' re-election, and predicted that concern over abortion access will drive up voter participation in November.

“Reproductive justice issues ... [are] probably going to be one of the number one issues where people should turn out,” Campbell said. “And they should.”

Trump's three Supreme Court nominations helped pave the way for the reversal of Roe v. Wade in 2022. Like her predecessor Maura Healey, who is now governor, Campbell has made protecting abortion rights in Massachusetts a priority.

Campbell also discussed her new push to rein in youth sports betting in Massachusetts, calling it “critical” that the newly legalized industry provide more protections to keep its youngest participants from going into debt or developing an addiction.

In addition, she reiterated her suggestion that the state Legislature ban so-called competitive electric suppliers, which she says have cost Massachusetts residents nearly $600 million over the past eight years.

“We have been working on this aggressively,” Campbell said. “Consumers are not winning here, only the competitive electric supply companies. They are making a profit by targeting largely poor neighborhoods, communities of color, with all types of aggressive sales tactics, some of which are illegal.”

While Campbell has sued the town of Milton, which she contends illegally violated the new MBTA Communities Law, she said her office wants to avoid similar litigation targeting other communities if at all possible. In fact, Campbell said, despite intense media coverage of Milton's non-compliance, most communities affected by the new law are eagerly working to take the necessary steps to provide the new multi-family zoning it requires.

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