Kennedy on reaction to SOTU response: We’ve got to push through it

Kennedy on reaction to SOTU response: We’ve got to push through it

Rep. Joe KennedyJoseph (Joe) Patrick KennedyOvernight Defense: Transgender troops rally as ban nears | Trump may call more troops to border | National Guard expects 3M training shortfall from border deployment | Pentagon to find housing for 5,000 migrant children Transgender troops rally as Pentagon prepares to implement ban The Hill's Morning Report — Presented by Pass USMCA Coalition — Trump rallies for second term on 'promises kept' MORE III (D-Mass.) said in a new interview that reaction to his State of the Union response was "disappointing," adding that his critics are looking for a way to deflect from his message.

"We've kind of got to push through it," Kennedy told Politico's "Off Message" podcast, set to be released next week. 

"I’d like to think that part of the message I tried to deliver last night was an important one. Easy to understand why the people I was criticizing would look for any way to deflect it," he added.

Republicans and critics were quick to point out that Kennedy appeared to be wearing what looked like gloss on the corners of his mouth Tuesday evening, and mocked him on social media. 

 

 

 

 

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His speech was widely praised by Democrats and other viewers for its energetic and hopeful tone, however. 

While Kennedy painted a dark picture of the U.S. under President TrumpDonald John TrumpForget the spin: Five unrefuted Mueller Report revelations Lara Trump: Merkel admitting migrants 'one of the worst things that ever happened to Germany' Financial satisfaction hits record high: survey MORE, he also expressed hope ahead of the 2018 midterm elections. 

“Have faith: the state of our union is hopeful, resilient and enduring," he said. 

“That is our choice. That is who we are. And it's time to fight for it.”