‘We are exhausted, over the moon and deeply grateful’: Rep. Joe Kennedy announces birth of his son

The Kennedy clan's newest member is "doing great."

Rep. Joe Kennedy. Paul Sancya / Associated Press

Massachusetts Rep. Joe Kennedy has announced the arrival of his second child, James Matthew Kennedy.

The congressman said the new addition to his family was born early in Wednesday morning and is “doing great.”

Kennedy, the grandson of Robert F. Kennedy and great-nephew of John F. Kennedy, said the first gift his son received was a Patriots jersey from his father, Joseph P. Kennedy II.

The 37-year-old missed the historic House vote on President Trump’s tax overhaul to be home for his son’s birth. He and his wife, Lauren, have been preparing for their youngest child’s arrival all week in Massachusetts, according to The Boston Globe.


The Brookline couple also have a two-year-old daughter, Eleanor.

“We are exhausted, over the moon and deeply grateful!” Kennedy said.

Congratulations immediately began pouring in from Kennedy’s colleagues.

“Glad to see your family doing well, and excited to welcome another Patriots fan to the mix!” Rep. Seth Moulton said, tweeting his congratulations.