Stacey Abrams SOTU response: 'Shutdown a stunt by Trump'

Northam arrives for a news conference in the Governors Mansion in Richmond Va. Feb. 2 2019

And their white attire, in observation of the 100th anniversary of Congress voting to grant women the right to vote, highlighted their celebration even more.

"Congratulations; that's great", he said, as the women renewed their loud applause.

But Chuck Schumer, the Democrat leader in the Senate, said: "The president will say the state of our union is strong, but the American people know the truth".

In excerpts released ahead of Abrams' remarks, she calls the shutdown a political stunt that "defied every tenet of fairness and abandoned not just our people, but our values".

"Stacey will speak from both her heart and life experience about the grace of community that lifts us and heals in times of need", said Karen Finney, a Democratic strategist close to Abrams. Republicans applauded and stood at the party lines and Democrats listened while sitting on their hands most of the time.

For a reminder of how his party fared in those midterm elections, Trump only had to look at the sea of white outfits worn by Democratic women in attendance on the House floor. "That's why I thought it was important to bring whistleblower Joel Clement to the speech tonight to help give voice to those the Trump Administration has tried to silence on the issue of climate change". "From making it harder to register and stay on the rolls to moving and closing polling places to rejecting lawful ballots, we can no longer ignore these threats to democracy". Her election race against Republican Brian Kemp was rife with accusations of voter suppression.

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This could have been unintentional, Dudley said, the result of positive behavior reinforcement. "This is the next battle for our democracy, one where all eligible citizens can have their say about the vision we want for our country".

Last month, USA officials announced progress on a framework deal under which the US would withdraw its troops from Afghanistan in exchange for Taliban promises that the country would not be used by terrorists. Mitch McConnell called the bill, "a power grab".

But Trump refrained from congratulating Pelosi on her second ascension to speaker, as President George W Bush did in the 2007 State of the Union when he said it was his "honour" to be the first president to address "Madam Speaker".

She said the Republican's mischaracterize the Democratic "compassionate treatment at the border" as "open borders".

He said the American people know Mr Trump's economy was "failing our middle class" and the USA healthcare system was "failing American families".

The president ticked through a litany of issues with crossover appeal, including boosting infrastructure, lowering prescription drug costs and combating childhood cancer. Abrams often said her student loans and other debts amassed caring for family members left her more empathetic than most politicians to what the majority of USA households experience in day-to-day life.

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