Stacey Abrams Solidifies Her Strength Inside The Democratic Party To Deliver State Of The Union Response
Stacey Abrams is set to deliver the democratic response after Trump’s State of The Union address on February 5, according to ABC News, making a full circle return back to the national spotlight after Georgia’s gubernatorial race.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer announced the news on Tuesday in front of reporters inside the Capitol.
“Speaker Pelosi and I are going to issue an official statement shortly, but yes three weeks ago I called Stacey Abrams and asked her to deliver the response to the State of the Union, I was very delighted when she agreed,” Schumer said. “And she is just a great spokesperson, she’s an incredible leader, she has led the charge for voting rights which is at the root of just about everything else and she really has, if you look at her background, she knows what working people, middle class people go through. So yes, I’m very excited that she’s agreed to be the respondent at the State of the Union.”
As the Democratic Party’s field of depth becomes wide in the 2020 election, it is made clear that the Democrats are looking to use Abrams’ light and devotion to the party in order to reignite the simmering dismay within party lines and supporters. As Black women continue to be a reliable voting block of the Democratic Party over the 30 years, Democrats are clearly using their end game up front to keep Black women voters engaged.
Abrams has remained in the national spotlight after her disheartening loss against Republican Brian Kemp, who was formerly Georgia’s Secretary of State. The race was contentious in nature due to the glaring voter suppression allegations made against Kemp’s camp, who for years remained at the center of numerous lawsuits filed in defense of voting rights. In the end, Abrams conceded the race after holding tight in a recount race, after two federal lawsuits ordered that Kemp could not secure the victory as governor.
But days after the judge’s order, the pathway for Georgia to elect the first ever Black governor, who would indeed be a woman, was over.
“Let’s be clear: This is not a speech of concession because concession means to acknowledge an action is right, true or proper,” Abrams said during her stirring concession speech. As a woman of conscience and faith, I cannot concede that.”
“Georgia citizens tried to exercise their constitutional rights and were still denied the ability to elect their leaders,” Abrams continued. “Under the watch of the now former secretary of state, democracy failed Georgians of every political party, every race, every region. Again.”
By any means, Abrams will no doubt give a riveting response to Trump’s speech as the United States still stands as one nation, divisible, with liberty and justice…for some.