Could we see another Kennedy family member as US Ambassador to Ireland in the future?
Could Massachusetts Congressman Joe Kennedy III have his eye on the role of US Ambassador to Ireland if there's another Democrat in the Oval Office in the near future?
While some have set the 37-year-old father-of-two as a possible contender for the White House himself, Kennedy showed no signs of having his sights set on the Presidency yet as his accompanied Beto O'Rourke on the campaign trail in Texas.
Kennedy was assisting the Democratic candidate for the Senate, who is hoping to unseat Republican Ted Cruz, as he traveled around the state on the campaign trail, O'Rourke filming many Facebook lives from the car in between stops.
As they talked about the next Presidential election, Kennedy stated that he believes O'Rourke could be a dark-horse option going so far as to joke about having his eye on a Dublin gig if it does happen.
"Ambassador to Ireland sounds great," he says.
Joe Kennedy and Beto O'Rourke are the ultimate road trip BFFs pic.twitter.com/FIuL6RPkHS— NowThis (@nowthisnews) April 4, 2018
The Kennedy family, of course, has a history of serving as US Ambassador around the world. JFK and Jackie Kennedy's daughter Caroline Kennedy finished up her time as US Ambassador to Japan in January 2016 with the inauguration of Trump while the Kennedy family patriarch Joe Kennedy was the US Ambassador to the UK while the Kennedy family were younger, meaning JFK spent several years of his youth living in London.
Joe Kennedy III's great-aunt Jean Kennedy Smith also served as US Ambassador to Ireland between 1993 and 1998, appointed by President Bill Clinton. Before she retired the post, she played a pivotal role in the Northern Ireland peace process, championing a US visa for Sinn Féin's Gerry Adams which directly led to a 1994 IRA ceasefire.
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