Rep. Joe Kennedy III insisted on Wednesday that it was a copious quantity of ChapStick — not drool — on his lips when he delivered his response to the State of the Union.
“Oddly enough, I decided to go a little bit light on the ChapStick this morning,” Kennedy joked when asked on ABC’s “Good Morning America” if he brought the lip balm with him.
“More on the coffee, light on the ChapStick, which was probably a wise choice,” the 37-year-old quipped.
He additionally informed CNN that Tuesday evening’s ChapStick application was “a little too much, apparently.”
Social media users didn’t bite their lips as Kennedy delivered the Democratic retort to President Trump’s speech
“Ask not what your country can drool for you, ask what you can drool for your country!” @PetroNL tweeted.
“I know liberals get really upset when Trump is doing great but this was the first time I actually saw one frothing at the mouth,” wrote @Katyellig.
Other State of the Union responders have drawn comparable undesirable attention.
In 2013, GOP Sen. Marco Rubio’s response to President Obama’s speech was mocked for his awkward off-screen reach for water.