Whenever a decision comes down from the federal administration, the first question I ask is, “What does this mean for Massachusetts?” Does it help advance our progress? Does it pull us back? Does it hurt our people, our economy, our way of life?
These are the questions on which I base my decisions, because the well-being and advancement of our residents, economy and values are at the heart of everything we do.
With President Trump, our resolve has been tested time and again. I stood on the Boston Common at the Women’s March on the first days of his term in office and said if he acted unconstitutionally in ways that hurt Massachusetts, we would see him in court. I had no idea it would be so soon or so often.
Progress in Massachusetts has been and will continue to be on the line. These fights are not about party affiliation. I sued to sitting president of my own party and won in the Supreme Court because equal access to marriage was on the line.
This is about the future of our state and our country. I will continue to fight for that future whenever the Trump administration or anyone else brings forward unconstitutional and un-American policies.
The job of Attorney General is more important than ever, and together we will keep Massachusetts moving forward – no matter what comes next from Washington.