Social Media Recap: Insurrection, Mayoral Vacancy, Climate Change Bill and More

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Since Jan. 6's attempted coup at the Capitol a lot has happened in Washington DC, and at our state capital.

Our Congressional representatives impeached the president, and our local state officials fought for a climate change bill vetoed by the governor.

This is the last week in social media.

Both of Jamaica Plain's Congressional Representatives Ayanna Pressley and Stephen Lynch voted to impeach President Trump for inciting insurrection. There was no hesitation on either's behalf.

As a member of The Squad, Pressley has long had a target placed on her by Trump and his supporters. Before the pandemic her comings and goings for events were not made public. When a press member was invited to an event they had to RSVP to learn the location. This is because she receives regular death threats.

But evidently Pressley was targeted by an insider before the insurrection. The panic buttons in Pressley's office were already torn out before the insurrection, said Chief of Staff Sarah Groh.

Also, her husband Conan Harris tested positive for the Coronavirus after having the shelter with Republicans who refused to wear masks.

Back in Massachusetts 

Mayor Marty Walsh was nominated by President-elect Joe Biden to be the next secretary of the Labor Department.

On Tuesday, Walsh gave his last state of the city address.

Walsh's stepping down from being mayor led to a discussion of whether there should or shouldn't be a special election. At-Large City Councilor Julia Mejia broke it down for us.

And On Thursday at the State House, Governor Charlie Baker vetoed a climate change bill that would've led the state to being carbon net-zero by 2050, and codify environmental justice into law. That didn't sit well with state Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz (D-2nd Suffolk).

 

 

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