Stacey Abrams delivers Democrat response to SOTU

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UPDATED 6:33 AM PT — Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams delivered the Democrat’s response to President Trump’s State of the Union address.

Abrams shrugged off the president’s calls for bipartisanship by blaming the White House for the government shutdown, which saw thousands of federal workers go without pay.

She also took a shot at the Republican tax cut bill, saying it led to manufacturing plants closing and wage growth slowing. This comes despite unemployment hitting record lows and wages growing at their fastest rate in nearly a decade last year.

In this pool image from video, Stacey Abrams delivers the Democratic party’s response to President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019 from Atlanta. Speaking from Atlanta, Abrams calls the recent government shutdown a political stunt that “defied every tenet of fairness and abandoned not just our people, but our values.” (Pool video image via AP)

Looking back on her failed gubernatorial bid, Abrams said she accepted the results of the midterm election, but still believes voter suppression played a role in her loss.

“Voter suppression is real — from making it harder to register to vote and stay on the roles, to moving and closing polling places, to rejecting lawful ballots,” she stated. “We can no longer ignore these threats to democracy.”

Abrams also demanded lawmakers take action on climate change, and expand access to abortion and Medicaid.

The Democrat concluded by saying that while she is disappointed in the president’s job so far, she doesn’t want him to fail.

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