It was the first time in Massachusetts history that a member of the Kennedy family lost an election in the state.
“You see, even a Kennedy is not safe in the new Radical Left Democrat Party,” Trump tweeted Wednesday morning. “Taxes up, no 2A. Biden has completely lost control. Pelosi strongly supported the loser! “
With about three-quarters of the ballot late Tuesday night, Markey won 54 percent of the vote versus Kennedy’s 46 percent.
Markey, 74, is perhaps best known for his work advancing Green New Deal legislation alongside Ocasio-Cortez.
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But Trump’s claim on Tuesday ignores the fact that Kennedy also ran a significantly progressive campaign. The Congressman has expressed support for the Green New Deal and Medicare for All.
In addition to the Kennedys, the president previously celebrated the defeats of other political dynasties.
Trump memorably defeated former Florida Governor Jeb Bush in the 2016 Republican presidential primary ahead of his unexpected victory over Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton in the general election.
In 2018, Trump equated his victories against Bush and Clinton with his fight against former special adviser Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russia.
“I had to beat 17 very talented people, including the Bush dynasty,” he tweeted, “then I had to beat the Clinton dynasty, and now I have to beat a fake witch hunt and all the dishonest people treated in the IG.” Report … and never forget about the fake news media. It never ends!”