United States Senator John Kennedy talks with 101.7 / 7110 KEEL's Robert J Wright and Erin McCarty about President Donald Trump's State of the Union message, the political ramifications of the speech and the possibility of another government shutdown.

Kennedy tells KEEL listeners that he was impressed with both the content of the Trump speech and the President's performance, saying that he feels he gained a major advantage in making such an articulate case - on a number of major issues - to the American people.

And the Senator, for the second year, was a bit "out of the box" when it came to bringing his allowed guest. From thehill.com:

"Senator John Kennedy is bringing a custodian who works in the Russell Senate Office Building to the State of the Union address Tuesday night as his guest.

Justina Pettway, a native of Washington, D.C., works with AbilityOne through Goodwill Industries. The AbilityOne Program is a federal initiative that helps people with vision impairment or other significant disabilities find employment.

This marks the second year in a row Kennedy invited someone from the AbilityOne Program to the State of the Union."