WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 26: U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy (D-MA) speaks during a press conference condemning the new ban on transgendered servicemembers on July 26, 2017 in Washington, DC. U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy held a news conference with members of the House leadership and the LGBT Equality Caucus to denounce the decision by U.S. President Donald Trump to ban transgendered servicemembers. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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Rep. Joseph Kennedy III, (D-Mass.), will deliver the Democrats’ response to the State of the Union speech, party leaders announced Friday.
Kennedy, who is the grandson of Robert F. Kennedy and a three-term congressman from Massachusetts, will give the response following President Donald Trump’s speech on Tuesday.
“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," House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, (D-Calif.), said in a statement. "His leadership has been vital in educating a next-generation workforce, in creating good-paying manufacturing jobs and in expanding opportunities for the middle class.”
“Congressman Kennedy profoundly understands the challenges facing hard-working men and women across the country,” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says in announcing Rep. Joe Kennedy III’s selection. https://t.co/rVtANWUp7G