Rep. Joe Kennedy dubbed 'Next President Kennedy' in new profile

Democratic Congressman Joe Kennedy of Massachusetts is worried about the state of government, but a new feature suggests he may be poised to revive Camelot.

Gracing the cover of this month's issue of Town & Country Magazine, Kennedy's background and current role on Capitol Hill are told through the lens of the Boston Globe's Matt Viser. As a grandson of the late Robert F. Kennedy and a fervently passionate representative of the Bay State's 4th District, Congressman Kennedy is quickly becoming a must-watch rising star in the Democratic party.

Congressman Joe Kennedy through the years:

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BOSTON, MA - FEBRUARY 20: Congressman Joe Kennedy III listens to a speaker beside a Forever stamp in commemoration of the centennial of President John F. Kennedy's birth at the JFK Library in Boston on Feb. 20, 2017. (Photo by Jessica Rinaldi/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
Joe Kennedy III waves during his address at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, September 4, 2012. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS)
U.S. Congressional candidate for Massachusetts Joe Kennedy III addresses the first session of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, September 4, 2012. REUTERS/Jim Young (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS)
U.S. Congressman Joe Kennedy III (2nd L) sits at desk inside a full scale model of the U.S. Senate chamber during dedication ceremonies for the Edward M. Kennedy Institute in Boston, Massachusetts March 30, 2015. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
BOSTON, MA - FEBRUARY 21: U.S. Representative Joe Kennedy III joined protestors at a rally against the Trump administration at the Boston Irish Famine Memorial on February 21, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts. The protest, called 'We Will Persist,' was put on by Massachusetts workers, immigrants, and community activists. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - MARCH 9: From left, Reps. Joe Kennedy III, D-Mass., Jim McGovern, D-Mass., Pete Aguilar, D-Calif., Debbie Dingell, D-Mich., and Scott Peters, D-Calif., confer after the 24-hour mark of a House Energy and Commerce Committee markup in Rayburn Building regarding the bill to repeal and replace the the Affordable Care Act, March 9, 2017.(Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Joe Kennedy III, candidate for United States Congress at a campaign event 'Women for Joe Reception' with Vicki Reggie Kennedy, wife of the late Senator Edward M. Kennedy at Wellesley College in Wellesley, MA on October 18, 2012. (Photo by Rick Friedman/rickfriedman.com/Corbis via Getty Images)
BOSTON - JUNE 3: Congressman Joe P. Kennedy III reacts during a charity football game for Best Buddies International at Harvard Stadium in Boston on June 3, 2016. (Photo by Matthew J. Lee/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
Joe Kennedy III, candidate for United States Congress at a campaign event 'Women for Joe Reception' with Victoria Reggie Kennedy, wife of the late Senator Edward M. Kennedy at Wellesley College in Wellesley, MA on October 18, 2012. (Photo by Rick Friedman/rickfriedman.com/Corbis via Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - FEBRUARY 21: Misledis Jimenes, 5, center, of Boston, looks up at Congressman Joe Kennedy III, left, as she and two other children hand a box of letters from constituents to he and Senator Ed Markey, right, at the conclusion of a rally with workers and advocates at a Downtown Crossing event in Boston on Feb. 21, 2017 intended to, 'send a clear message to Washington' that Massachusetts will work to advance issues important to its residents. (Photo by Jessica Rinaldi/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - FEBRUARY 21: Congressman Joe Kennedy III speaks during a rally with workers and advocates at a Downtown Crossing event in Boston on Feb. 21, 2017 intended to, 'send a clear message to Washington' that Massachusetts will work to advance issues important to its residents. (Photo by Jessica Rinaldi/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - MARCH 9: Rep. Kurt Schrader, D-Ore., kicks back as Reps. Joe Kennedy III, D-Mass., Jim McGovern, D-Mass., and Debbie Dingell, D-Mich., look on, after the 24-hour mark of a House Energy and Commerce Committee markup in Rayburn Building regarding the bill to repeal and replace the the Affordable Care Act, March 9, 2017. The markup has been underway since 10:30 a.m., Wednesday. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
U.S. Congressman Joe Kennedy III and his wife Lauren arrive for the 2017 Profile in Courage Award ceremony, being given to former U.S. President Barack Obama, at the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S., May 7, 2017. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
U.S. Congressman Joe Kennedy III waits to speak at ceremonies on the 100th anniversary of the birth of Congressman Kennedy's great-uncle, U.S. President John F. Kennedy, outside the home where President Kennedy was born, in Brookline, Massachusetts, U.S., May 29, 2017. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
UNITED STATES - MAY 3: Rep. Joe Kennedy, D-Mass., descends the House Steps of the Capitol after a vote on May 3, 2017. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
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The Stanford graduate, Peace Corps veteran and lawmaker in his third Hill term resides at home with his wife, Lauren, one-year-old daughter, Eleanore, and dog, Banjo. But when he's not playing dad back home, Viser describes Kennedy as a smart, dedicated politician in Washington.

"During most of his tenure in Washington, Joe Kennedy has been slow and methodical, and often understated," Viser writes. "Like his uncle Ted, he pays attention to some of the less flashy constituent services that don't earn him headlines but do earn him loyalty in his district."

Kennedy ripped the GOP's first attempt to pass the American Health Care Act during a hearing earlier this session, calling the Obamacare replacement an "act of malice." The Democratic official also spoke during the hearing in strong support of an amendment on behalf of the seven Planned Parenthood clinics in Massachusetts that Kennedy says serve roughly 33,000 patients per year.

"This is not an effort to actually engage in good policy," Kennedy told AOL News in May. "[Republicans] are not trying to find a way to get to yes with Democrats on this bill. They're trying to find a way to satisfy a promise that they never thought they were going to have to do."

These fiery remarks spread like wildfire on social media -- and this is reportedly representative of Kennedy's growing popularity on social media. According to the Town & Country interview, Kennedy's posts were averaging 13,500 views last year and are now up to nearly 1 million per Facebook video.

Click through for a look at Rep. Kennedy's spread in Town & Country:

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Reflecting on the Kennedy legacy, the Democrat reveals that while he loves having a big family filled with "strong personalities with strong opinions," there are some who do not view the political powerhouse class in a positive light.

"Look, my family means different things to different folks. I think for most people they have very fond memories and believe my family made important contributions to the country," Kennedy tells Town & Country. "People come up every day and usually say very nice things about my family, but sometimes not. You get both."

As rumors continue to swirl on who will be the top Democratic contender against President Trump come 2020, the case for adding Rep. Kennedy to that list may have been made. For now, though, Viser illustrates that Kennedy is "firmly" situated in his congressional office amongst Boston sports paraphernalia.

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