Melissa Mark-Viverito was sworn into office for the second time in the span of about a month last night. But this time, the audience was much larger.
Ms. Mark-Viverito, now the powerful speaker of the City Council, was officially coronated in the Bronx, where she was heralded by Mayor Bill de Blasio and various liberal allies. While sticking to many of the same left-leaning talking points that she has repeated elsewhere, the new speaker struck a more defiant tone at times, asserting that there were unnamed people who wanted her and the progressive movement to fail. Read More