Now that the 2019 State of the Union address seems to be back on after the month-long government shutdown, the Democrats are wasting no time in preparing their rebuttal for President Trump’s address.
It’s been the tradition for years for the opposing party to receive “equal time” after any presidential address, and the SOTU is no exception
This year, The Democrats have chosen their spokesperson and announced today just who that will be.
Stacey Abrams, who failed in her 2018 bid to become Georgia’s first black governor, will deliver the rebuttal on February 5th.
Fox News reports, “Abrams, who hoped to make history as the first black governor of Georgia and first female black governor of any state, lost November’s gubernatorial election to Georgia’s Republican Secretary of State Brian Kemp, but her stock within the Democratic Party has remained high.”
Abrams, who currently holds no political office, is considered a rising star within the Democrat Party. Formerly the minority leader of the Georgia House of Representatives, Ms. Abrams gave up that job to run for governor.
But don’t worry about Ms. Abrams being unemployed. Although she is a lawyer, she also has a very lucrative side-job. Under the pen-name of Selena Montgomery, Abrams has authored eight successful romance novels.
Fox News is Reporting, that "Stacey Abrams, the former Georgia gubernatorial candidate and a rising star among Democrats, will deliver her party’s response to President Trump’s State of the Union address next week, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., confirmed Tuesday."
This year’s speech will be delivered one week later than originally planned, due to political wranglings over the border wall funding and the subsequent government shutdown. But, now that President Trump has agreed to Democrat terms, the government has reopened and ‘the show must go on.’
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi sent a short letter to Mr. Trump extending an invitation to him to speak on February 5th.
"It is my great honor to accept," Trump said in a letter to Pelosi. "We have a great story to tell and yet, great goals to achieve!"
Pelosi’s refusal to allow the Resident to give a scheduled speech was precedent-setting.
“The speech had initially been scheduled for Jan. 29, but Pelosi postponed it amid what turned into a 35-day partial government shutdown over Trump's demand for border wall funding. It was the first known time that a speaker had rescinded an invitation to deliver the State of the Union.”
Get ready! It ought to be a fun night!!