Democrats have chosen failed Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams to give their response to President Trump's State of the Union Address.
??NEWS??— Chris Hayes (@chrislhayes) January 29, 2019
A reliable source tells me that Chuck Schumer called STACEY ABRAMS three weeks ago to ask her to deliver the Democratic response to the State of the Union.
Schumer confirmed the news Tuesday afternoon.
Stacey Abrams is a great spokesperson, incredible leader— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) January 29, 2019
She has led the charge for voting rights
She knows what working class & middle class people go through@SpeakerPelosi & I are excited she’s agreed to give the Democratic response to @realDonaldTrump’s State of the Union pic.twitter.com/wketlkrg1e
Abrams, who believes illegal aliens should be able to vote in elections, refused to concede to duly elected Georgia Governor Brian Kemp and repeatedly accused him of racism.
"I believe his actions are racist." Two months after their tension-filled race for governorship of Georgia, @StaceyAbrams reflects on her former opponent and governor-elect @BrianKempGA tonight on an all new #FiringLineShowPBS. pic.twitter.com/Y9Vpbv7mY1— Firing Line with Margaret Hoover (@FiringLineShow) January 12, 2019
President Trump is set to give his State of the Union Address, which was delayed by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi during the government shutdown, on February 5. He officially accepted Pelosi's revinvitation Monday afternoon.