It’s Friday. I guess that’s something.
There’s that Viking dude who was seen screaming at police and who later was photographed standing on the dais of the Senate chamber. Some said he was an antifa/CIA deep-state plant. Turns out he’s just a Q-anon conspiracy nutjob in face paint and a Viking costume. Standing on the dais of the Senate chamber.
Marty Walsh is off to Washington to join Biden’s cabinet. It’s big news but not a big surprise. Bill Forry takes us back through Walsh’s political history in Boston. And Kim Janey will now be the first woman and first woman of color to run the city. She’s been a great councillor so I think she’ll do well.
The Wall Street Journal editorial board couldn’t resist taking some partisan shots from the right at their favorite partisans on the left before they got to the point of advising Trump to resign:
[T]his week has probably finished him as a serious political figure. He has cost Republicans the House, the White House, and now the Senate. Worse, he has betrayed his loyal supporters by lying to them about the election and the ability of Congress and Mr. Pence to overturn it. He has refused to accept the basic bargain of democracy, which is to accept the result, win or lose.
It is best for everyone, himself included, if he goes away quietly.
A Capitol police officer who was hit with a fire extinguisher while trying to hold back rioters has died. Someone must know these guys.
And with complete disfunction at the top of the government, yesterday saw the highest new case and Covid death numbers and the most jobs lost to date. So there’s that.