MSNBC anchor Chris Hayes confirmed Tuesday that “reliable sources” have told him Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer plans to enlist failed Georgia candidate Stacey Abrams to deliver the Democrats’ official response to Trump’s State of the Union address.
“A reliable source tells me that Chuck Schumer called STACEY ABRAMS three weeks ago to ask her to deliver the Democratic response to the State of the Union,” posted Hayes on social media.
A reliable source tells me that Chuck Schumer called STACEY ABRAMS three weeks ago to ask her to deliver the Democratic response to the State of the Union.
— Chris Hayes (@chrislhayes) January 29, 2019
Abrams found herself in hot-water among Republicans and Democrats following the 2018 midterm elections; refusing to concede defeat after numerous legal challenges and a state-wide recount.
STACEY ABRAMS: I ‘Wouldn’t Oppose’ Allowing Non-Citizens, 16-Year-Olds Right to Vote
Failed Georgia gubernatorial Candidate Stacey Abrams raised eyebrows throughout the state over the weekend; saying she “wouldn’t oppose” non-citizens voting in local elections and would potentially expand the right to 16-year-old students.
Abrams was speaking with ‘Firing Line’ host Margaret Hoover when she was asked to comment on the growing trend of municipalities allowing undocumented residents the right to vote in citywide elections.
— Firing Line with Margaret Hoover (@FiringLineShow) January 12, 2019
“In some cases, you would be supportive of non-citizens voting?” asked Hoover.
“I wouldn’t oppose it. I actually think there are some cases where 16-year-olds should be allowed to cast their vote and cast their ballot. I think school board elections, where kids actually got to speak to the decisions made by the school board members… I think there’s a legitimate argument for having that conversation,” said Abrams.
ABRAMS CLAIM: Stacey Abrams Says She Was Nearly Blocked from Voting in Georgia Election
Democratic candidate in Georgia’s gubernatorial race Stacey Abrams claimed she was nearly blocked from voting this week; doubling-down on her previous comments that “voter suppression” led to an “unfair” midterm election.
Abrams was speaking with NPR when she stated an Election Day staffer attempted to stop her from casting her ballot; saying “The day I voted, I had to correct the poll worker who said I had filed for an absentee ballot.”
“I did it quietly. I didn’t turn it into a major conversation because, for me, it was about getting through the process,” she added. “But it was also emblematic to me of the privilege that I have.”
“I know the law … There are thousands, millions in Georgia who do not know what their rights are and therefore do not know that they shouldn’t have to wait in four-hour lines in the rain with their children. They shouldn’t have to worry about whether they will lose their jobs in order to exercise their democratic right to vote for their leader,” said Abrams
Read the full interview here.