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

Nicole Rojas
Feb 4, 2020 - 10:47
Veronica Escobar is Set to Give Democrat’s Spanish SOTU Rebuttal

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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