Rep. Patrick Kennedy wants everyone to know that his family is really, really awesome. With his time in Congress winding down, the retiring Rhode Island Democrat took more than a few moments Thursday to honor not one, not two, but seven members of his famous family on the House floor.
The Congressman gushed about everyone from Robert F. Kennedy’s widow, Ethel, to California first lady Maria Shriver. He even mentioned below-the-radar cousins, such as documentary filmmaker Rory Kennedy, taking the time to discuss each of their careers and philanthropies. He even tipped his hat to longtime family friend and RFK campaign staffer Paul Schrade.
No word on why Rep. Kennedy decided to get all sentimental and have a love fest on the floor; his office did not return a request for comment by press time. Guess he’s gotta do it while he can.
United We Dream protesters carry a mock coffin to the office of Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Monday, July 21, 2014, to hold one of their "funeral services for the Republican Party" due to GOP positions on immigration. The immigration reform group visited several other Senate Republican offices to hold similar funeral services.