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Stacey Abrams To Give Democrats' Response To State Of The Union

Democrats picked the former Georgia gubernatorial candidate to give their response after the president's address.
Posted at 4:26 PM, Jan 29, 2019

Stacey Abrams will give the Democratic response to the State of the Union address next week.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer made the announcement Tuesday. He told reporters: "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."

Abrams received national recognition in November after losing the Georgia governor's race amid a major controversy over blocked votes.

She'll give the Democrats' response after President Donald Trump finishes his address.

Tune in to Newsy on Feb. 5 for special coverage of the 2019 State of the Union beginning at 5 p.m. ET and a special edition of "The Why" at 7 p.m. ET. Newsy will carry live coverage of the State of the Union and the Democratic response, in their entirety, with full context following the end of each address starting at 9 p.m ET.

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN