PHOENIX, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) - Sen. Martha McSally announced Monday that 19-year-old Phoenix rapper Isaiah Acosta will be her guest at President Trump’s State of the Union on Tuesday.

The teen was born without a lower jaw. Although he is mute, he pens rap lyrics and has recorded multiple rap songs.

Acosta does work on behalf of the Phoenix Children’s Hospital and Children’s Miracle Networks Hospitals.

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“His music and his story have inspired people around the world to embrace their differences, and those of others, and to see beyond their challenges and barriers in life,” said McSally. “Isaiah’s vision and resilience are absolutely humbling. I hope that his trip to the Capitol will inform and inspire him as he continues to be a leader in the Arizona community and beyond.”

Tikey Patterson, a hip hop artist based in the Southwest, voiced Acosta’s lyrics. Patterson died last month after a battle with cancer.

 


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JF Conlon

If he's mute, why is he holding a microphone?

Bob Regan

"His music & his story have inspired people around the world to embrace their differences, & those of others, & to see beyond their challenges & barriers in life."

Martha.....You mean "differences" like the different languages, or the different ethnicity of the people your true Lord and Master, Comrade Trumpsky calls invaders.....you mean "barriers" like the wall your true Lord and Master, Comrade Trumpsky is demanding?

You must think everybody is as pig-ignorant as your true Lord and Master, Comrade Trumpsky.

Dean

Poorly said socialist Regan

JF Conlon

Well hey. . . let's celebrate the Year of the Pig-Ignorant! (maybe next year will bring enlightenment, but don't hold your breath)

MH

Bob, I think you need a Snickers.

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