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LIVE VIDEO & ANALYSIS: Rep. Joe Kennedy III delivers Dem. response to State of the Union Address

Rep. Joe Kennedy III, D-MA
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Rep. Joe Kennedy III, D-MA

Massachusetts Rep. Joe Kennedy III, seen as a rising political star with a famous last name, will deliver the Democratic response to President Trump's State of the Union. In announcing their decision, Democratic leaders in Congress called Kennedy a "relentless fighter for working Americans."

Kennedy is the grandson of the late Robert Kennedy, the former U.S. attorney general and New York senator who was assassinated in 1968.

He is also the great nephew of both the late Massachusetts Sen. Edward Kennedy and the late president John F. Kennedy.

(Please note: Video and Analysis will start after the State of the Union)

Watch the speech below:

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