President Trump Delivers First State Of The Union Address

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"This is not who we are", he said, though Kennedy's speech gained the most attention on social media for his glistening lips.

Before his election to Congress in 2012, Kennedy worked as a district attorney in his home state of MA and also served a two-year stint in the Dominican Republic as part of the Peace Corps.

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) will give a State of the Union response on Wednesday.

The politician also directly addressed Dreamers, several of whom attended the State of the Union as guests of Democratic lawmakers, in Spanish.

In his Tuesday address, the congressman credited regular Americans with marching for women's rights and civil rights and for saving lives during natural disasters. But operatives within the Democratic party believe the young politician might first seek to represent MA in the US Senate, following in the footsteps of his legendary great-uncle, the late Senator Ted Kennedy. "In their responses to the President's address, Congressman Kennedy and Virginia Delegate Guzman will both do an excellent job in making clear that Democrats are laser-focused on enacting policies to benefit middle-class Americans, not special interests or the wealthiest". Kennedy will not be present for the State of the Union as Democrats chose him to give the rebuttal speech.

The Massachusetts rep. also broke into Spanish at the end of his emotionally charged speech. Kennedy made headlines when he dubbed the Republican healthcare bill an "act of malice". After college at Stanford and a stint in the Peace Corps, in 2006, he worked on his Uncle Ted's re-election bid to the Senate.

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What is Joe Kennedy known for? Before running for office in 2012 he worked as a lawyer. But Kennedy's profile has risen a bit due to his forceful denunciations of the Republican health care plan.

Another in which Mr. Kennedy called for unity and compassion after the deadly white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., past year drew 15 million views.

Kennedy serves on the Energy and Commerce Committee and has sponsored legislation to boost the manufacturing sector. "This administration is not just targeting the laws that protect us, they are targeting the very idea that we are all worthy of protection".

"If the next occupant of the WH isn't a Kennedy, America may truly go to hell in a hand-basket". His father, Joseph P. Kennedy II, was elected to Congress in 1986; his parents were divorced in 1991.

Kennedy, the 37-year-old grandson of Robert F. Kennedy, will deliver the party's official response from the auto body shop of a vocational school in Fall River, Massachusetts.

The Vermont Senator, who is technically in Congress as an independent but came close to winning the Democratic nomination for President in 2016, streamed his speech on social media, which he also did after Trump's speech previous year.

"While I wish it was under better circumstances, I'm grateful to my fellow activists, organisers, and congressional allies like Senator Kamala Harris who continue to champion immigrant rights as human rights".