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

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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.
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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