‘It’s a big day for Boston every day:’ Gina McCarthy’s quip at White House press briefing is peak Dorchester energy

Maybe what Washington needs is more iconic Massachusetts representation.

Gina McCarthy, the national climate advisor, addresses a news conference at the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021.

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.”


The moment quickly resonated on Twitter, with many remarking on McCarthy’s extreme Boston energy.

A couple members of the state delegation also chimed in on the moment, praising the White House’s move toward climate action.

Washington and the Biden administration will be brimming with Boston energy if Mayor Marty Walsh is confirmed as labor secretary.

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