Boston 25 News - Boston City Councilors Gather to Watch Ayanna Pressley's Swearing-in Ceremony
Thursday, January 10, 2019
It was a watch party to remember, as Ayanna Pressley's so-called Boston squad gathered to witness their sister in service's swearing-in ceremony, all from the comfort of her new office. The six female Boston City Councilors that made history themselves went to Washington, D.C. for the swearing-in of the congresswoman. "I derive great inspiration and strength from each and every one of them," Pressley said.
The group was arguably the loudest cheering section in the Massachusetts delegation, despite being far away from the House floor.
"It was incredible," Boston City Council President Andrea Campbell said.
Councilor Annissa Assabi-George, who was still in Washington, D.C., couldn't hide her pride when talking about the historic moment. “To be in that room, such pride and love and celebration, you can’t repeat that energy," Assabi-George said. "You can’t replicate that just special moment. And as fun as yesterday was, it’s really about the work ahead. The work that she hit the ground running." From the Congressional Black Caucus ceremonies to the official order on the House floor, councilors Assabi-George, Campbell, Michelle Wu, Kim Janey, and Lydia Edwards documented the day, sharing with residents back home.