Maxine Waters To Deliver SOTU Response For BET

Buzzfeed News reports:

One of President Donald Trump’s fiercest critics on Capitol Hill will address the country just after next Tuesday’s State of the Union. Rep. Maxine Waters, a California Democrat, will speak at the top of a BET News special after Trump delivers the State of the Union, a BET spokesperson told BuzzFeed News.

The program, “Angela Rye’s State of the Union,” is part of a broader partnership announced just days ago between the network and the Democratic strategist and political commentator. Rye will executive produce news programs with a sharp focus on issues facing black Americans. The programs will run quarterly, BET said in a release.

The official State Of The Union response from the Democrats will be delivered by Rep. Joe Kennedy.

“While President Trump has consistently broken his promises to the middle class, Congressman Kennedy profoundly understands the challenges facing hardworking men and women across the country,” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said in a statement.

Kennedy, 37, rose in national prominence last year after delivering a series of speeches blasting Republican efforts to repeal Obamacare and criticizing Trump’s response to a deadly white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.