Mass. Rep. Kennedy to ship State of the Union response

27 January, 2018, 20:24 | Author: Franklin Nunez
  • Representative Joseph P. Kennedy III speaks during the201 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia Pennsylvania

The great-nephew of former Pres. John F. Kennedy, he has served on the Committee on Foreign Affairs and the Committee on Science, Space and Technology.

Although it may not be her intent, Waters runs the risk of stepping on her own party's response to the president's speech - Rep. Joe Kennedy III (D-Mass.) will be delivering the Democratic Party's official response Tuesday night, immediately following the president's address.

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.

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"Congressman Kennedy profoundly understands the challenges facing hard-working men and women across the country", U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said in a statement naming Kennedy as the rebuttal speaker.

The major party in opposition traditionally broadcasts a rebuttal speech following the US president's annual State of the Union address, which is delivered to a joint session of Congress and sums up achievements and goals.

"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". Edward Kennedy, who for 50 years was one of the dominant voices of Democratic politics.

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Others who will be skipping the president's speech include Rep.

They say Kennedy is "a relentless fighter for working Americans". The program, "Angela Rye's State of the Union", is part of a broader partnership announced just days ago between the network and the Democratic strategist and political commentator.

For President Obama's final response, Nikki Haley - now the United States' ambassador to the UN, - delivered the response.

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Virginia Del. Elizabeth Guzman, who made history a year ago by becoming the first Hispanic female immigrant to be elected to the Virginia House of Delegates, will give the Democrats' response in Spanish.

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