Massachusetts Leaders React To Biden/Harris Projected Win

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Massachusetts leaders are reacting to the AP's projection that Joe Biden has won Pennsylvania and Nevada, making him the next President-elect of the United States.

Massachusetts Congressman Jim McGovern said he is looking forward to working with the new Biden Administration.

"After years of divisiveness, the power of the White House will once again be used to bring our country together instead of tearing us apart," McGovern said. "This is a historic day for America, and I want to specifically congratulate Kamala Harris for being the first woman and first woman of color to ever be elected Vice President of the United States."

Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley also celebrated Harris as the first woman, the first Black American, the first Asian American, to be Vice President of the United States, "shattering yet another concrete ceiling."

"Today, we celebrate the power of the people," Pressley said. "Organizers and community builders, their efforts generations in the making, have delivered a decisive victory. By electing Joe Biden and Kamala Harris - by one of the widest popular vote margins in the past two decades - the American people have chosen compassionate leadership, decisively rejected the politics of hate that have defined the past four years, and delivered a mandate for change."

Boston City Councilor Andrea Campbell also sent her congratulations to Joe Biden and Kamala Harris shortly after the projected win was announced late Saturday morning.

"To my fellow sisters watching history be made with the first woman, the first Black woman, elected VP — celebrate this moment, feel your joy, know your power," Campbell said. "This victory is the beginning, not the end of the work."

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