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Fri Jan 24, 2020, 12:19 PM

Dems pick Whitmer, Escobar for Trump State of Union response

Source: Associated Press

22 minutes ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer will deliver the Democratic response to President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address on Feb. 4. Rep. Veronica Escobar of Texas will deliver the Spanish-language response.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer made the announcement Friday.

They praised Whitmer for her efforts to ensure clean drinking water is available in communities across Michigan, which was scarred by the 2014 water crisis in Flint. About 25,000 people have sued over the crisis, in which a change in the source of the city’s water resulted in lead contamination.

Whitmer, a former prosecutor who was sworn in as governor last year, defeated Republican state Attorney General Bill Schuette, a Trump ally. She had previously served as Democratic Leader in the Michigan state Senate and was the first woman to lead the Senate caucus.


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turbinetree Jan 24 OP
yaesu Jan 24 #1
DownriverDem Jan 24 #2
demosincebirth Jan 25 #3

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Fri Jan 24, 2020, 12:24 PM

1. A future president I hope, she will do an awesome job. nt

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Fri Jan 24, 2020, 01:50 PM

2. My Govenor

She is awesome even though she has been attack for not getting enough done. Of course those same folks ignore that the repubs who control the State Senate and House do not want to do squat for we the people. I wish folks understood how it all works.

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Sat Jan 25, 2020, 02:38 AM

3. I will not watch or listen to him

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