Stacey Abrams, who lost the governor’s race in Georgia in November, is set to deliver the official Democratic response to Donald Trump’s upcoming State of the Union address next week.
Three weeks ago, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer extended the invite to Abrams while the country was in the middle of the longest government shutdown in American history
“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 State of the Union response,” Abrams tweeted.
Schumer called Abrams “a great spokesperson” and “an incredible leader,” he added.
“She has lead the charge for voting rights, which is at the root of just about everything else. And she really has — if you look at her background, she knows what working people, middle-class people go through,” he added.
Abrams’ response to the SOTU will air on Tuesday, February 5th.