DNC on Trump Address and Democratic Responses

DNC Chair Tom Perez released the following statement after President Trump delivered his State of the Union address and Stacey Abrams and Xavier Becerra delivered the Democratic responses:


“Separating families does not unify our nation. Taking away people’s health care does not unify us. Blocking access to the ballot box does not unify us. Shutting down the government does not unify us. Building walls does not unify us.


“Donald Trump’s words tonight were hollow. His calls for unity were undermined by the most divisive agenda in modern history. His vague platitudes were punctured by lies, fearmongering, and broken promises.


“Unlike Trump, Stacey Abrams and Xavier Becerra laid out a vision for progress and prosperity for all people, not just those at the top. They spoke to our shared values of inclusion and opportunity. And they made clear which party truly has the backs of the American people: The Democrats.”