This article first appeared in The Hoya.
Partisan divides have weakened U.S. democracy, Rep. Joe Kennedy III (D-Mass.) said at an event in Copley Formal Lounge on Tuesday.
Kennedy is a third-term congressman representing the 4th District of Massachusetts who delivered the Democratic Party’s response to the State of the Union this year. Prior to being elected in 2012, Kennedy served as an assistant district attorney in Massachusetts. He is now a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
Though optimistic about the prospect of collaborating in the future with Republican lawmakers, Kennedy said that U.S. democracy currently needs repairing.
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