No, that wasn't drool on his lips, Rep. Joe Kennedy says

"I couldn't imagine a more fitting location to deliver the Democratic response to the State of the Union".

"As president, not only has Trump not taken on Wall Street, he has appointed more Wall Street billionaires to his administration than any president in history". "Our courage is contagious".

Unlike some of his colleagues, Representative Joe Kennedy, a scion of the legendary Kennedy clan and a rising star in the Democratic Party, will be attending President Trump's State of the Union address.

Kennedy spoke of the many people he said have spent this past year anxious, angry and afraid. "They might leave a mark", he said.

Democratic policies that exemplify those values, according to Kennedy, include a "living wage, paid leave and affordable child care"; a health care system that "offers mercy"; and an "economy strong enough to boast record stock prices and fearless enough to admit that top CEOs making 300 times the average worker is not right". Virginia Del. Elizabeth Guzman, a new progressive state lawmaker and immigrant from Peru, delivered a Spanish-language response at the same time as Kennedy on Spanish-language television. "He has demeaned communities of color - launching a mass deportation agenda, and insulting the heritage of anyone who doesn't look like him".

"There has never been a better time to start living the American dream", the president proclaimed to cheering Republicans and stone-faced Democrats. "This is a Kennedy who could be president".

Kennedy is also delivering the Democratic response to the State of the Union, and he said that the theme of his speech will be to address the conservative idea that "in order for somebody to win, somebody else has to lose".


She says she came out to her family, and they've been supportive.

While Trump talked about his accomplishments earlier in the evening, Kennedy listed the president's low points, including the government shutdown, the ongoing Russian Federation investigations, and the increased public presence of racism/white supremacy.

"There are significant internal divisions within the Democratic Party on how far left to go", Mr. Those divisions will challenge Democrats as they move towards 2020 and seek a nominee to challenge President Trump.

Some liberal groups hoped to overshadow Mr. Trump himself.

After U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions moved this month to rescind Obama-era guidance that has generally allowed states to implement their own marijuana laws without federal interference, congressional pushback was swift and strong, particularly among Democrats.

In his speech, Kennedy repeatedly attacked the core values - or lack thereof - of the Trump administration. Pramila Jayapal of Washington and Barbara Lee of California.

The Democrats have long accused Trump, a billionaire real estate mogul, of pushing policies that favor the wealthy over the middle class - a charge lobbed most recently at the Republicans' sweeping tax-code overhaul.

  • Tracy Klein