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A big theme in my speeches across Western US is the formative impact that Irish people & those of Irish descent have had in shaping modern day Western US. This is very true in #SanFrancisco where there is huge Irish heritage & where we have a vibrant @GlobalIrish community today!
Around 11% of the Bay Area is of Irish descent & there is a large Irish born community too. The people to people connections between the region & Ireland are very strong as evidenced by multiple sister city connections: @sfgov & @corkcitycouncil; @CityofSanJose & @DubCityCouncil
@SantaClaraCity & @LimerickCouncil are sister cities, as are @CityofMenloPark & @GalwayCityCo! Quick shout out to Kathy Watanabe @Carunningmom, the Vice Mayor of Santa Clara with proud #Roscommon heritage. Here’s me meeting with Mayor @LisaGillmor & Kathy earlier this year.
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William Joseph Brennan Jr. (1906–1997) was an Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court from 1956 to 1990

He and @JohnBrennan was born in same area of New Jersey, and Both parents trace back to County #Roscommon in Ireland

Justice #Brennan was also a communist-leaning Democrat
When Justice Scalia died . Senator Ben Cardin was quick to nominate Judge Merrick Garland - Who clerked for Supreme Court Justice Brennan
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When CIA director John Brennan was to be replaced with Gina Haspel , guess which US Senator spoke out loudest against Haspel ? Yes - Ben Cardin
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