Stacey Abrams — the unsuccessful 2018 Democratic nominee for Georgia governor and the minority leader in the Georgia House of Representatives before that — will deliver Democrats’ response to President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) confirmed Tuesday.
“She is just a great spokesperson,” Schumer told reporters, as quoted by The Washington Post. “She’s an incredible leader. She has led the charge for voting rights, which is at the root of just about everything else.”
“I’m very excited that she’s agreed to be the respondent to the President,” he added.
Trump will deliver the address on Tuesday, Feb. 5, a week after its original date. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) delayed the address due to the record-breaking partial government shutdown.