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Transcript: NPR Annotates Democratic Response To State Of The Union

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In this July 26, 2017, file photo, Rep. Joe Kennedy, D-Mass., smiles on Capitol Hill in Washington. Kennedy, grandson of Robert F. Kennedy, will give the Democratic response to President Donald Trump's State of the Union speech.

Jacquelyn Martin / AP Photo

Massachusetts Rep. Joe Kennedy III, seen as a rising political star with a famous last name, delivered 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.

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