Don’t be surprised if you see this one on T-shirts soon.
At the start of a Wednesday press briefing on President Joe Biden’s new executive orders to combat climate change, White House press secretary Jen Psaki introduced John Kerry, the special presidential envoy for climate and former Massachusetts senator with a Beacon Hill townhouse, and Gina McCarthy, the national climate advisor who was born in Dorchester and raised in Canton.
“A big day for Boston in the briefing room” said Psaki, who is from Connecticut.
When Gina McCarthy stepped up to the lectern, the former EPA administrator made perhaps the most New England remark possible in an instantly recognizable accent: “It’s a big day for Boston every day.”
— Aly Ellis (@alyellis) January 27, 2021
The moment quickly resonated on Twitter, with many remarking on McCarthy’s extreme Boston energy.
That’s the most Boston thing I’ve ever heard and I’ve watched The Town
— Salaam Bhatti (@salaam) January 27, 2021
i willlll need this tattooed on me https://t.co/V0KKL5uG61
— Alyssa Limperis (@alyssalimp) January 27, 2021
I once interviewed @Gina_McCarthy (in Hackensack of all places) and her New England accent is even thicker in person.
I left the interview feeling like I had to root for the Sox. https://t.co/43XGxyafkU
— Scott Fallon (@NewsFallon) January 27, 2021
— Anthony Atamanuik (@TonyAtamanuik) January 27, 2021
The Boston energy is so strong the Dunkin’ mobile app automatically ordered me an iced coffee https://t.co/90sGXgnjNf
— Eduardo Silva (@EduardoMSilva) January 27, 2021
A couple members of the state delegation also chimed in on the moment, praising the White House’s move toward climate action.
And it’s a good day to have Gina McCarthy and John Kerry in the White House. https://t.co/6UIM94ZhnD
— Ed Markey (@EdMarkey) January 27, 2021
Big day for Boston. Big day for climate action. 🙌🏼🌎 https://t.co/SWMAZ3vEPG
— Katherine Clark (@RepKClark) January 27, 2021
Washington and the Biden administration will be brimming with Boston energy if Mayor Marty Walsh is confirmed as labor secretary.
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