Stacey Abrams to Give Democratic Response to State of the Union

By Christine Zosche 

Stacey Abrams will deliver the Democratic response to President Trump’s State of the Union address next week, Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer said Tuesday. (Politico)

Schumer selected the 45-year-old former minority leader of the Georgia statehouse who narrowly lost—50.2 percent to 48.8 percent—in her bid to become the country’s first black female governor in November. (Slate)

Abrams said on Tuesday that she is “honored” to give the Democratic response. Abrams’ spokesperson said Abrams would be the first black woman to give the Democratic response to the State of the Union. (CNN)