In addition to former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra will deliver an official Democratic response to President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address next week, congressional party leaders announced Tuesday.
Becerra will deliver a Democratic response in Spanish, Abrams will respond in English.
“I’m looking forward to addressing my fellow Americans on a day when truth, candor and unity should be the order of the day,” Becerra, who represented Californians in the House of Representatives for 24 years before becoming the state’s attorney general, said in a statement Tuesday.
“There is enough good going on in this country that we don’t need to hide behind misrepresentations to describe the State of our Union,” Becerra continued. “Americans work hard, we remain the hub of innovation, and we’ll fight to defend our liberties and the rule of law. The America I know is ready to fight to keep its healthcare, to root out public corruption, and treat everyone in our nation with respect. Democrats are ready to build a stronger Union.”