Dems' response to Trump speech to come from Whitmer, Escobar
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 in communities across Michigan, which was scarred by the 2014 water crisis in Flint. Escobar, of El Paso, attended a protest rally in August ahead of Trump's visit to the city after a mass shooting at a Walmart killed 22 people. Police said the gunman specifically targeted Mexicans.
Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Edinburg City Council mulls charter amendment that would remove or suspend members...
Winter Texans concerned about COVID-19
Valley Made, Local Strong: Code RGV
Mother seeks answers after her son dies at Willacy County State Jail
Study: COVID-19 precautions keep child care centers safe for kids, employees