LANSING, Mich. – Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has been tapped to deliver the Democratic response following President Trump’s State of the Union address.
Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, called the governor last week to ask if she’d consider delivering the rebuttal.
“Obviously it’s an honor. I said, ‘Yes.' I think the whole world should be paying attention to Michigan,” Whitmer said.
While it may not be the whole world, but a good chunk of the country will hear Whitmer deliver the reponse for the Democratic party following Trump’s State of the Union.
“Michiganders are hard working, good people. We’re thinking about our futures and how to get ahead, but we’re also thinking about our families too,” Whitmer said.
The State of the Union is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 4.