In a response to President Donald Trump’s State of the Union speech last night, Rep. Joe Kennedy III of Massachusetts spoke of matters important to many — particularly to DREAMers.
"Many have spent the last year anxious, angry, afraid," Rep. Joe Kennedy III (D-MA) says in #SOTU rebuttal. "We all feel the fractured fault lines across our country." https://t.co/q18EZzVe9p pic.twitter.com/1ToZHvcsXH
— CBS News (@CBSNews) January 31, 2018
The commanding speech, that was reminiscent of former president Barack Obama, touched on many of the topics that Trump did including the Russia investigation, immigration, health care. However, Kennedy’s handling of those matters was more centered on reality. Some people on social media even included that Kennedy’s unifying speech, which including portions in Spanish, could signal a run for presidency.
I will never forget the night Robert Kennedy died, because so many of my hopes and dreams died with him. @RepJoeKennedy is golden. Could he be our next president? Could he unite the Democrats behind him? Could he bring the Bernie followers into the fold? Joe/Bernie 2020?
— Anne Rice (@AnneRiceAuthor) January 30, 2018
Here’s a portion of that speech:
“And to all the ‘Dreamers’ watching tonight, let me be clear: Ustedes son parte de nuestra historia. Vamos a luchar por ustedes y no nos vamos alejar. You are a part of our story. We will fight for you. We will not walk away. America, we carry that story on our shoulders.”
Joe Kennedy delivering an excellent réponse to Trump’s nativist speech. Joe giving a vision for America that includes us all. Well done.
— Michael Skolnik (@MichaelSkolnik) January 31, 2018
And for those wondering if Kennedy was drooling during his speech. He was not! He says he used too much Chapstick.