On Saturday, President Trump promised he’d make an “exciting” announcement at Tuesday’s State of the Union address.
Might he finally declare a state of emergency at the border?
If not, what else could it be?
President Trump on declaring a national emergency: "There's a good chance that we'll have to do that… Listen closely to the State of the Union. I think you'll find it very exciting." pic.twitter.com/EjjzOC399Q
— The Hill (@thehill) February 2, 2019
Two prominent Democrats have announced they’ll be boycotting President Trump’s February 5th State of the Union address.
From Daily Caller:
Democratic Georgia Reps. John Lewis and Hank Johnson are planning to boycott President Donald Trump’s scheduled State of the Union speech, currently scheduled to take place Feb. 5.
Johnson and Lewis both confirmed to the Atlanta Journal Constitution that they will not attend the speech. Lewis also boycotted Trump’s State of the Union speech last year, as well as his 2017 inauguration. Lewis has a standing boycott of all Trump’s speeches.
Johnson: “I have a problem with defiling the speaker’s chair in the House of Representatives. I don’t want to see it lowered, as is what happens when Donald Trump comes to our floor and starts talking about groups of people, particularly Latinos, and disparaging them as a people. I’d rather be somewhere else.”
This is just the start.
A good bet is that plenty more Dems will boycott in the coming days.
California Attorney General Xavier Bacerra is set to deliver the Democrat rebuttal to President Trump’s State of the Union address in Spanish on February 5.
However, failed Democrat gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams will respond in English.
You may remember Abrams as the candidate who failed to concede her race.
She’s also well-known for burning the Peach State’s flag.
From Daily Wire:
On Tuesday, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) told reporters that Stacey Abrams, who lost the Georgia governor’s race in 2018, will deliver the Democrats’ response to President Donald Trump’s State of the Union speech. Schumer said he and House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) both agreed that Abrams should give the response.
“She has led the charge for voting rights, which is at the root of just about everything else,” Schumer said while making the announcement.
About that pesky ol’ flag burning, via The Hill:
A decades-old news article about Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams (D) burning the state flag, which at the time included the Confederate battle flag, resurfaced on Monday.
Abrams stood on the steps of the Georgia Capitol in 1992 and burned the Georgia state flag which was viewed as a symbol of white supremacy due to its Confederate design, The New York Times reported.
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