What can we expect from Joseph Kennedy III’s speech? These videos might give you a clue
US Representative Joseph P. Kennedy III, a 37-year-old Massachusetts Democrat, is giving the Democratic response to Republican President Trump’s State of the Union speech Tuesday night.
What can we expect?
The following videos of speeches on the House floor and in a committee hearing garnered 10 million, 3 million, and 2 million views on Facebook, respectively.
The videos show a relatively young congressman with eloquent rhetoric and an earnest delivery. They suggest that he has a way of striking a chord at times with people looking for pushback against Trump and the Republicans — and it’s possible he’ll do it again Tuesday night.
Rep. Kennedy on GOP repeal bill
Last night, Speaker Ryan called the GOP repeal bill 'an act of mercy.' With due respect to the Speaker, he and I must have read different scripture. The one I read taught that we are judged not by how we treat the powerful but how we care for the least among us. There is no mercy in a system that makes health care a luxury. This bill is no act of mercy. It is an act of malice.Posted by Congressman Joe Kennedy III on Wednesday, March 8, 2017
TrumpCare codifies a worldview that divides America by fate and fortune. A worldview that scapegoats the struggling and suffering and that see illness as inadequacy. The ultimate test of our country’s character is not the power we give the strong, but the strength we give the weak.Posted by Congressman Joe Kennedy III on Thursday, May 4, 2017
On the eve of St. Patrick’s Day, I stand as the proud son of Irish immigrants and the humble beneficiary of this country’s golden doors – to deliver one message to immigrant families: President Trump doesn’t speak for all of us. His immigration policies are opposed by leaders in Washington who do not take your patriotism for granted. And we are by your side in the fight ahead.Posted by Congressman Joe Kennedy III on Thursday, March 16, 2017