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Rep. Joe Kennedy to Deliver Dem Response to Trump's SOTU

He was chosen by House and Senate Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi and Charles Schumer.

Kennedy is seen as a rising star in the party and is a closely watched member of the House Democratic Caucus because of his famous last name and his future ambitions, Politico reported.

Kennedy is the grandson of slain Senator Robert F. Kennedy and grand-nephew of the slain U.S. President John F. Kennedy and the late Senator Edward Kennedy, who for 50 years was one of the dominant voices of Democratic politics. Woodrow Wilson put his political science theories on presidential rhetoric into practice by reviving the in-person speech. Trump's congressional address will air on Tuesday, Jan. 30; it's unclear if Waters' address at the beginning of the BET news special "Angela Rye's State of the Union" will air on Tuesday or Wednesday night.

After Kennedy ripped Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) for calling the death of Obamacare an "act of mercy", Kennedy characterized it as an "act of malice".




'While President Trump has consistently broken his promises to the middle class, Congressman Kennedy profoundly understands the challenges facing hard-working men and women across the country. "Our vision for this union is guided by a simple belief that equality and economic dignity should be afforded to every American".

Mr Kennedy's speech will be followed by a Spanish-language response delivered by Elizabeth Guzman, the first Hispanic female immigrant elected to the Virginia House of Delegates.

Kennedy will be the first MA politician to deliver the response since 1985, when then-House Speaker Thomas (Tip) O'Neill joined Bill Clinton (who was Arkansas governor at the time) and then-Florida Gov. Ted Kennedy did so in 1982 when Ronald Reagan was president.

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