Trump's State of the Union address will be Tuesday evening, January 30.
The latest generation of the Kennedy political dynasty from MA is expected to appeal to working- and middle-class voters, who the Democrats will likely say have been abandoned by the president, despite Trump's campaign pledges.
Kennedy has been floated as a potential 2020 presidential candidate and political commentators have long pinned hopes for a Kennedy revival in Washington DC on his shoulders. He was chosen by House and Senate Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi and Charles Schumer. The minority party's response is typically delivered on national television immediately following the president's speech.
He has won social media praise with his bold speeches the House of Representatives, including when he challenged Speaker Paul Ryan after he described the Republicans' healthcare plan as merciful. Kennedy said on Twitter that he was "deeply honored" to represent his party's agenda, which "stands in powerful contrast to President Trump's broken promises to American families". "Our vision for this union is guided by a simple belief that equality and economic dignity should be afforded to every American".
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Virginia Democrat Elizabeth Guzman of the Virginia House of Delegates will give the Spanish-language response.
Rep. Maxine Waters, a California Democrat, will speak at the top of a BET News special after Trump delivers the State of the Union, a BET spokesperson told BuzzFeed News.
Before his first 2012 run for Congress, Kennedy worked as a MA prosecutor, served in the Peace Corps - founded by his great-uncle President Kennedy - and worked on the final election campaign of his great-uncle Senator Kennedy, who died in 2009.