“I think all of us realize that it’s going to take a compromise on this issue for us to get something done and to protect the Dreamer population, which is certainly a goal of mine”, said Sen.
While more than 60 Democrats skipped Trump’s inauguration, most will attend the address on Tuesday, using the event and their guest selections to highlight concerns about immigration, health, gun violence prevention and sexual misconduct. Representatives from United We Dream, AFSCME, Women’s March, Planned Parenthood and other resistance groups are also attending the event to voice their solidarity in the movement against Trump.
Four of the guests include parents of two girls – Kayla Cuevas, 15, and Nisa Mickens, 16 – who were murdered in 2016 by members of the MS-13 gang in NY.
The focus for the President will be on five main themes, the tax cuts approved in December, Mr. Trump’s push for a deal on DACA and immigration, his calls for revised trade agreements with other countries, national security, and a $1 trillion infrastructure package.
The red-maned lawmaker is the son of former congressman Joseph P. Kennedy II, the grandson of former attorney general, USA senator and presidential candidate Robert Kennedy, and the grandnephew of assassinated president John F. Kennedy.
To date he has maintained a low political profile, and for many Americans it will be their first look at the newest rising star in the Kennedy constellation. To many Americans, watching the speech represents a civic duty, regardless of party affiliation. For Trump, dogged by low poll numbers and the Russian Federation probe, Tuesday’s speech carries particular importance.
The president also wants to limit a program that gives preferential status to the families of US citizens and immigrants, and to eliminate the visa lottery program.
Trump’s administration has long promised an infrastructure proposal, but the rollout has perennially been delayed. She will, however, deliver her own remarks right after Trump’s speech, during Angela Rye’s State of the Union program on BET.
A senior official could not say if Gitmo would come up in Trump’s speech after a report said the president would sign a executive order mandating the prison for enemy combatants stay open.
President Trump is putting the finishing touches to his State of the Union address which he says will be “big” and “important”. Trump is expected to showcase the accomplishments of his first year while setting the tone for the second.
“That certainly will be addressed in his speech”, an official said.
Joe Kennedy III, great-nephew of President John F Kennedy, will deliver the opposition response to the State of the Union speechWho is Joe Kennedy III and what will he say about the State of the Union address?
He told Politico a year ago he has respect for both Sens.
On Friday, Rep. Jan Schakowsky D-Ill., told the Chicago Sun-Times she will not attend Trump’s first State of the Union speech.
Even if Trump’s first State of the Union speech goes off without a hitch, and Teleprompter Trump prevails, there’s little doubt that the “other” Trumps will be back soon enough.
The incident marked a milestone in the steady erosion of decorum in Washington, and analysts say they wouldn’t be surprised if a Democrat made a decision to act out on Tuesday.