Rivera also hopes he will get the chance to meet Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor.
“That would be amazing if that could happen,” he said. “I would be a starstruck politician.”
Tsongas attended Rivera’s inauguration and supported him during his campaign against incumbent William Lantigua.
“I have a lot of hope in him and I think many others do too. I think he is going to do great things for the city,” Tsongas said.
Rivera said he will be thinking about Lawrence while in the nation’s capital.
“I hope I represent the congresswoman and the city well when I’m there,” he said.
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