This is the Radio Boston rundown for Jan. 14. Tiziana Dearing is our host.
- Governor Baker has until midnight to sign or reject a massive climate legislation package. If approved, the bill would require Massachusetts to reduce its emissions 50 percent below 1990-levels in the next ten years, and be "net zero" by 2050. WBUR's Miriam Wasser brings us the latest.
- On Wednesday, the United States House of Representatives voted 232 to 197 to impeach President Donald Trump for the second time. It came one week after a violent, armed mob of pro-Trump rioters stormed and occupied the U.S. Capitol Building, leading to 5 deaths. One of the 232 representatives voting to impeach was Congressman Seth Moulton, and he joins us.
- Throughout yesterday's impeachment proceedings, a number of Republicans argued that impeachment was merely a partisan attack, calling instead for unity. Democrats argued that the President must be held accountable for his words and actions, both to deter violence over the final week of Trump's presidency and to set a precedent for future leaders and their followers. Boston Globe columnist Joan Vennochi and Boston Herald columnist Joe Battenfeld take listener calls and reflect on how the question of unity or consequences is reverberating around the region.
This program aired on January 14, 2021.