Stacey Abrams, the defeat pro-abortio0n candidate for governor who infamously refused to concede her election night defeat, will deliver the keynote address in response to the State of the Union speech from President Donald Trump.
Abrams isn’t just an abortion supporter. She pledged, if elected governor, to continue her 11-year career from the state legislature of opposing even the most common sense limits on abortion and has called herself a “staunch defender” of killing babies in abortions.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer confirmed to reporters that he called Abrams to deliver the address three weeks ago and said she was a “great spokesperson” for the Democratic Party.
“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, and she is just a great spokesperson. She’s an incredible leader. She led the charge for voting rights, which is at the root of just about everything else.”
“If you look at her background, she knows what working people, middle-class people go through,” Schumer said. “So yes, I’m very excited that she’s agreed to be the respondent to the president and the State of the Union.”
The race for the governorship was tight for months and Abrams enjoyed outside support from key Democrats including former President Obama and Oprah Winfrey.
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Some predicted at the time that Winfrey’s campaign efforts on behalf of Abrams would be enough to get her elected.
“A lot of celebrities can raise money for you if you are running for political office. Oprah Winfrey has a spiritual connection with so much of this country, and it was built over years and years of doing that talk show,” Fox News co-host Dagen McDowell said on Fox News’s “Outnumbered” earlier this month.