Samantha Page is a climate reporter for ThinkProgress. Previously, she launched a hyperlocal Patch site in Los Angeles, and reported for the Los Angeles Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Huffington Post, and GlobalPost. She has also worked for the solar industry’s trade association as a press officer. She attended Carleton College and the Annenberg School for Journalism at the University of Southern California.
Now all eyes will be on Merkley – and other Democratic senators who profess that “Black lives mater” and that police need to be held accountable – to see whether they vote to confirm this tainted mayor and elevate him to a prestigious ambassadorship.