Rep. Joe Kennedy Invites Transgender Soldier Patricia King To SOTU Address

31 January, 2018, 10:58 | Author: Otis Hoffman
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The Massachusetts representative has emerged as a rising star in the Democratic party this year.

Kennedy will deliver his speech from Diman Regional Vocational Technical High School in Fall River, Massachusetts - a largely blue collar community - in front of a group of students and community members.

A weekly recap of the top political stories from The Globe, sent right to your email. "Many of us have been serving openly with honor and distinction, and that's anybody really wants, is the ability to serve our country". "For them, dignity isn't something you're born with, but something you measure - by your net worth, your celebrity, your headlines, your crowd size", he said. However, it can help build a politician's national profile if done well.

He'll also have to compete with four other unofficial responses from other Democrats, which has some on the left anxious the party still hasn't developed a unifying message more than one year after losing the 2016 presidential election. We fight for both.

Last February Mr Trump gave a similar speech to Congress but it was not officially termed "the State of the Union" as he had only been in office for five weeks.

"Bullies may land a punch", said Kennedy, of MA, who spoke before an audience at a technical school's auto shop in Falls River, Mass. "They might leave a mark".

"[I'm] hoping I'm going to hear a portrayal of our country that involves directions that I, as a citizen, would like to see", King said in the above video.

They said the President will "unifying" and will speak "from the heart", and "the tone will be one of bipartisanship and it will be very forward looking".

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"But that's got to be right in time for me and my family", he said.

Representative Richard Neal of MA said he did not expect any disruptions.

At this point, Kennedy has not shared his plans for 2020 publicly, but last fall, he said he would consider running for Senate at some point in the future.

But many Democrats showed their disapproval in silent ways.

"This whole argument about transgender people in the military is just recycled garbage and it's the same argument that was used for why African-Americans shouldn't serve, why Native Americans shouldn't serve, why women shouldn't serve, why gays and lesbians shouldn't serve and now why transgender people shouldn't serve", Bengtsson-Davis said.

The all-black clothing matched the funereal mood on the Democratic side of the aisle. After having to handle more than my fair share of these over the years it is one of the worst jobs in politics. She is married to Carlos Guzman, a small business owner.

Trump's mention of conservative judge confirmations drew hissing and groans from Democrats.


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