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Fact check: Democratic response to State of the Union

Rep. Joe Kennedy, D-Mass., is delivering the Democratic response to President Trump's State of the Union address on Tuesday.
Rep. Joe Kennedy, D-Mass., is delivering the Democratic response to President Trump's State of the Union address on Tuesday.
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Rep. Joe Kennedy, D-Mass., delivered the rebuttal to President Trump's State of the Union address Tuesday night. Democratic leaders called Kennedy a "relentless fighter for working Americans" in their announcement of his selection. At 37, Kennedy has served in Congress since 2013.

"It would be easy to dismiss the past year as chaos. Partisanship. Politics," he said. "But it's far bigger than that. This administration isn't just targeting the laws that protect us — they are targeting the very idea that we are all worthy of protection."

Below you can watch the speech, followed by an annotated transcript.

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