“I understand the responsibility that comes with holding a position of public responsibility and ensuring there is a very clear delineation there…”
Rep. Joe Kennedy III (D-MA) is currently challenging Senator Ed Markey to replace him as United States senator for Massachusetts. During a recent appearance on CNN, he expressed some concern about the appearance of Hunter Biden profiting from his father’s political connections.
This is especially rich coming from a man whose relatives have treated politics like a family business. It’s fair to say Joe would probably not enjoy his current career if his last name was Jones.
Madison Dibble reports at the Washington Examiner:
‘Plenty of family members in office’: Kennedy warns Bidens against appearing to profit off political relatives
Democratic Massachusetts Rep. Joe Kennedy III explained the bad optics that can come of a political family that appears to profit off public office amid the scandal facing the Bidens.
Kennedy, who hails from a political dynasty as the grandson of Robert F. Kennedy, was asked on Sunday’s State of the Union how he felt about Hunter Biden holding down a high-paying board position for a corrupt Ukrainian natural gas firm while his father was leading policy in the region as vice president to President Barack Obama.
“I think it is certainly worth putting that out there and worth trying to make sure there is not any sort of profit that is going to be earned by close relatives being in office. And I have had plenty of family members in office. I understand the responsibility that comes with holding a position of public responsibility and ensuring there is a very clear delineation there so that others aren’t profiting off it,” Kennedy explained.
See the video below:
Rep. Joe Kennedy: “It is certainly worth… trying to make sure that there is not any sort of profit that is going to be earned by close relatives being in office. I’ve had plenty of family members in office, I understand the responsibility.” pic.twitter.com/kela9mE6M6
— The Hill (@thehill) December 30, 2019
Kennedy just opened a few new offices around Massachusetts.
His Organizing Director, “Steph” writes at Medium:
Momentum: Team Kennedy Opens New Offices Across Massachusetts
Hey! Steph, Organizing Director at Kennedy for MA, here. Our Team has seen tremendous grassroots support across the state, and we’re ready to harness that energy to continue building an energized, inclusive campaign that can’t be beaten!
Joe has prioritized traveling to every corner of the Commonwealth and meeting people where they are — our growing field team will do exactly the same.
We’re so grateful to be welcomed into Roxbury, Lowell, and Worcester. We’re looking forward to being an active and engaged presence in these communities throughout 2020.
Anyone with even a casual understanding of politics can see the big picture here. Joe’s aspirations obviously don’t end at the United States Senate.
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