Michigan Live reports:
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer will be providing the official Democratic response to President Donald Trump’s State of the Union Address, Congressional leaders announced Friday.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., praised Whitmer’s work as governor and as a former lawmaker in Michigan in a statement announcing the decision.
Pelosi said Whitmer’s work as a public official should “serve as a model for our nation.” U.S. Rep. Veronica Escobar, D-Texas, will be delivering the Spanish language Democratic response to Trump’s speech. Trump is scheduled to give his address on Feb. 4.