Pelosi Reveals Who Will Give Dems Response To Trump’s State Of The Union Address
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer have announced who will give the Democrats response to President Donald Trump's State of the Union address.
After the president addresses the nation from the nation's capitol on Feb. 4, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer and Texas Democratic Rep. Veronica Escobar will give the Democratic rebuttals to Trump’s speech.
Pelosi offered praise of Whitmer in a statement and said she’s “rolled up her sleeves to get things done” in her home state.
“During her time in public service, she has led the charge to expand health care to hundreds of thousands of people, expand protections for hard-working middle-class families and ensure clean drinking water in our communities. Her decades of hard work on behalf of the people should serve as a model for our nation. She’s a forward-looking leader who is laser-focused on solving problems for everyday Michiganders and is uniquely qualified to deliver Democrats’ message of progress for all Americans,” Pelosi said.
Schumer echoed Pelosi’s praise, saying Whitmer has a “vision for the future” that “is exactly what this country needs, and I’m thrilled she is giving the Democratic response.”
“This response is an exciting opportunity to show the American people that not only are Democrats getting things done for them, but also for future generations to come,” said Whitmer, a Democrat, in a statement.
But as noted by The Daily Wire's Ryan Saavedra, Whitmer is a controversial figure.
Escobar will offer the rebuttal in Spanish, coming after Whitmer’s speech.
“I am honored to be delivering the Democratic Spanish-language response to President Trump’s State of the Union and look forward to addressing our nation on the progress Democrats have made For the People,” Escobar said in a statement.
Democrats have also been on a roll lately with controversial figures giving their rebuttal speech.
Last year, failed Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams offered the rebuttal while California Attorney General Xavier Becerra followed in Spanish.
Abrams, as many know, is the failed Georgia gubernatorial candidate who has not conceded her elected loss to Republican Gov. Brian Kemp, is around $200,000 in personal debt, and still claims she "almost won" the election despite losing by more than 53,000 votes.
It's unclear how many people will actually watch the Democrats State of the Union response.
Democrats wrapped in honey couldn’t draw flies with their "ideas."