Rep. Joe KennedyJoseph (Joe) Patrick KennedySupreme Court confounding its partisan critics Warren says she'll run for reelection to Senate Five centrist Democrats oppose Pelosi for Speaker in tight vote MORE III (D-Mass.) on Tuesday offered former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams advice for when she is due to present the Democratic response to President TrumpDonald TrumpJan. 6 panel faces double-edged sword with Alex Jones, Roger Stone Trump goes after Woodward, Costa over China Republicans seem set to win the midterms — unless they defeat themselves MORE’s State of the Union address next week.
Kennedy, who gave the response last year, tweeted out some tips as Abrams prepares for her rebuttal.
His tips included “be yourself,” “be the fighter we know you are,” and “keep snacks handy” because the president will talk longer than expected.
A little advice for @staceyabrams as she prepares our Democratic rebuttal:— Rep. Joe Kennedy III (@RepJoeKennedy) January 29, 2019
-Be yourself, you’ll crush it
-He’ll talk longer than you expect so keep snacks handy
-Be the fighter we know you are
-Misplace your chapstick
-You have millions of Americans standing with you
The Massachusetts Democrat also included a line telling her to "misplace" her chapstick, a reference to the mocking he received on social media last year about his shiny lips when delivering the response to the State of the Union speech, which he later blamed on lip balm.
Lay off the Carmex, man.— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) January 30, 2018
Joe Kennedy needs to ease up on the lip gloss and the pre-speech Red Bull.— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) January 30, 2018
“Yo give your lips a wipe, your lip balm looks shiny and weird”- not the person hanging out with Joe Kennedy before he went on.— Austen Fletcher (@fleccas) January 30, 2018
Kennedy ended his advice by wishing Abrams good luck, telling her that “millions of Americans” were standing with her.
Democratic leadership announced on Tuesday that Abrams has been selected to refute Trump’s speech.
She previously served as the Democratic leader of the Georgia General Assembly before she narrowly lost her November bid against Republican Brian Kemp for governor in a hotly contested election.
Trump’s annual State of the Union address has been rescheduled for Feb. 5 after Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiFive reasons for Biden, GOP to be thankful this season Bipartisan success in the Senate signals room for more compromise The GOP's post-1/6 playbook is clear — and it's dangerous MORE (D-Calif.) canceled the previous address during the partial government shutdown that ended last Friday.