Latinx Rep. Veronica Escobar is Set to Give Democrat’s Spanish SOTU Rebuttal

Nicole Rojas
Nicole Rojas
Feb 4, 2020 - 22:47

Democrats are set to deliver two rebuttals, one in English and one in Spanish, to President Donald Trump’s third State of the Union (SOTU) address on February 4. First-term Congresswoman Veronica Escobar, one of the first two Latinas to represent Texas in Congress, will give the Spanish-language response from her hometown of El Paso, Texas. Both parties have been delivering Spanish-language rebuttals since President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address in 2011. Former Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) was the first person to deliver a SOTU response in Spanish. In 2013, Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) delivered both the English and Spanish rebuttals. Escobar, 50, will be delivering her rebuttal speech from the Centro de Salud Familiar La Fe, a neighborhood health clinic in El...

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