30/09/2020

President Trump will be the second president to deliver a State of the Union address after being impeached.

Pelosi’s office has released excerpts from the Democratic women delivering  responses to the State of the Union — Michigan Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmore and Rep. Veronica Escobar. Whitmore will deliver an English-language address, while Escobar will deliver an address in Spanish. The speeches, obviously, were written ahead of the president’s address.
Whitmore’s address is a personal one, touching on health care, according to the excerpts released. 
“I was holding down a new job, caring for my newborn daughter as well as my mom at the end of her brain cancer battle,” Whitmore is expected to say. “I was up all night with a baby and during the day, I had to fight my mom’s insurance company when they wrongly denied her coverage for chemotherapy. It was hard. It exposed the harsh realities of our workplaces, our health care system, and our child care system. And it changed me. I lost my patience for people who play games instead of solve problems. So, as a state senator, I worked with a Republican governor and legislature to expand health care coverage to more than 680,000 Michiganders under the Affordable Care Act. …  It’s pretty simple. Democrats are trying to make your health care better. Republicans in Washington are trying to take it away.”
Escobar, in her address, highlights immigration, election integrity, and gun violence.
“From attacks against Dreamers, family separation, the deaths of migrant children, to the Remain in Mexico policy that sends asylum seekers into dangerous situations.  These are policies none of us ever imagined would happen in America in our lifetime,” she’s expected to say. “I remember seeing the Statue of Liberty on Ellis Island for the first time.  I was in awe of Lady Liberty,” Escober continues. “She stands as the guardian of our ideals – that all people are created equal, that the vulnerable are to be cared for and not shunned, and that America is the shining example of goodness. It is up to all of us – in the face of one of the most challenging times in history – to reflect the dignity, grace of Lady Liberty and the values of America.”