Stacey Abrams to deliver response to Trump's State of the Union

Stacey Abrams to deliver response to Trump's State of the Union

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.

Schumer told reporters Tuesday at a press conference that he gave the news to Abrams weeks before.

"What I am trying to do is decide what's the right job, am I the right person and is this the right time", she told the Washington Post earlier this month.

Abrams narrowly lost the state's race for governor in November after a lengthy dispute over blocked votes. The race was mired in allegations of voter suppression directed toward Kemp, who oversaw the election and resigned as Georgia's secretary of state after declaring victory.

Ava Duvernay and Stacey Abrams speak onstage at the 3rd annual National Day of Racial Healing, Jan. 22, 2019, in Los Angeles.

Abrams is the first black woman to win a major party nomination for governor.

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Ms Abrams has indicated that she is open to the possibility of running for office again.

In statements announcing the decision, Pelosi said Abrams "embodies the American Dream", while Schumer praised the Georgia Democrat as "a present and future leader in this country".

A champion of voting rights who seeks to elevate the conversation to a national level, Abrams is already being discussed as a potential Democratic candidate for the US Senate in 2020.

The decision to ask Abrams, who doesn't now hold office but made history as the first black woman to be a major party nominee for a gubernatorial race past year, is a break from the standard practice of asking a longstanding member of U.S. Congress to deliver the party's response. The strategy was an outgrowth of her work with the New Georgia Project, an officially nonpartisan organization she helped establish that registered tens of thousands of mostly minority voters across the state beginning during the 2014 election cycle. David Perdue, who is up for re-election in 2020.

Pelosi initially invited Trump to deliver the speech on January 29 - but later suggested he postpone the address until the shutdown ended or deliver it in writing.

After the president gives his State of the Union speech, the opposition party gets a chance to respond.

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