Gov. Gretchen Whitmer will be providing Democratic response to State of the Union Address

MICHIGAN — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer will be providing the official Democratic response to President Donald Trump’s State of the Union Address, Congressional leaders announced today.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer, praised Whitmer’s work as governor and as a former lawmaker in Michigan in a statement announcing the decision.

Whitmer said in the response, “is an exciting opportunity to show the American people that not only are Democrats getting things done for them, but also for future generations to come.”

Michigan Republican Party Chair Laura Cox said it’s fitting Whitmer is, “joining in on the same D.C. parlor games the people of our state resent,” with that response arguing Whitmer has failed to prove herself to Michigan residents.

Trump is scheduled to give his State of the Union address on Feb. 4.