Stacey Abrams will give the Democratic response to President Donald Trump's State of the Union address
Stacey Abrams will give the Democratic response to President Donald Trump's State of the Union address

Stacey Abrams to give Democratic response to Trump's State of the Union address

ANI | Updated: Jan 30, 2019 11:04 IST

<p>Washington DC [USA], Jan 30 (ANI): Former <a href="/search?query=Georgia">Georgia</a> Governor candidate <a href="/search?query=Stacey Abrams">Stacey Abrams</a> on Tuesday confirmed her acceptance of an invitation to give the <a href="/search?query=Democratic Party">Democratic Party</a>'s response to President <a href="/search?query=Donald Trump">Donald Trump</a>'s upcoming <a href="/search?query=State of the Union">State of the Union</a> address, thus making her the first black woman to deliver the address.<br />Perceived as a rising star in the <a href="/search?query=Democratic Party">Democratic Party</a>, her unsuccessful attempt to become the Governor of <a href="/search?query=Georgia">Georgia</a> gained her national following, according to CNN.<br />Senate Minority leader <a href="/search?query=Chuck Schumer">Chuck Schumer</a> on Tuesday said he had discussed the prospects of Abrams' address around three weeks ago.<br />Abrams said that she is "honoured" to give the Democratic response. <br />"At a moment when our nation needs to hear from leaders who can unite for a common purpose, I am honored to be delivering the Democratic <a href="/search?query=State of the Union">State of the Union</a> response," Abrams tweeted.<br />"Her electrifying message of courage, perseverance and hope reinvigorated our nation and our politics, and continues to inspire millions of Americans in every part of the country. <a href="/search?query=Stacey Abrams">Stacey Abrams</a> embodies the American Dream, and her powerful message of progress for all is deeply needed during this time for our country," House Speaker <a href="/search?query=Nancy Pelosi">Nancy Pelosi</a> said in a statement.<br />"<a href="/search?query=Stacey Abrams">Stacey Abrams</a> offers a welcome, stark contrast to President (Donald) Trump's politics of division and lack of leadership as American families are still feeling the impacts of his self-imposed shutdown. <a href="/search?query=Stacey Abrams">Stacey Abrams</a> is a present and future leader in this country. She is a dynamic, moral leader; she delivered results on the issues that matter most to Americans; and she tirelessly pursues fairness and justice for everyone in her state," a statement from <a href="/search?query=Chuck Schumer">Chuck Schumer</a> read.<br />The <a href="/search?query=State of the Union">State of the Union</a> is expected to proceed on February 5 after the government shutdown cast doubts over the date it would take place. (ANI)<br /></p>
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