Harris to deliver prebuttal ahead of Trump's State of the Union

Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisIt's past time we elect a Black woman governor Manchin rebuffs progressive push for infrastructure guarantee It's time for domestic workers to have rights MORE (Calif.), one of the Democrats running to challenge President TrumpDonald TrumpNorth Carolina Senate passes trio of election measures 14 Republicans vote against making Juneteenth a federal holiday Border state governors rebel against Biden's immigration chaos MORE in 2020, announced Tuesday that she would deliver a prebuttal on Facebook Live about an hour before he gives his State of the Union address. 

"I'm delivering remarks tonight on Facebook Live ahead of the President’s State of the Union Address," Harris said on Twitter. "It's critical we speak truth to the American people during this inflection moment in our country's history."

Trump is slated to give the annual State of the Union address from the Capitol at 9 p.m. on Tuesday. Stacey Abrams, who ran unsuccessfully for Georgia governor last year, will give the official Democratic response. 


California Attorney General Xavier Becerra (D) will give the Spanish-language Democratic response, and Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersSanders opposes Biden Interior nominee in procedural vote Briahna Joy Gray on how Sanders changed the healthcare conversation Sanders 'delighted' DeSantis asked White House to import Canadian prescription drugs MORE (I-Vt.) has planned his own rebuttal as well.

Sanders said on Monday that he would respond to Trump's comments in a stream aired on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter. 

Harris, 54, announced on ABC's "Good Morning America" in late January that she would run for president. She officially kicked off her campaign at a rally in Oakland, Calif., saying that she was "running to fight for an America where the economy works for all people."

"For an America where you only have to work one job to pay the bills," Harris said at the time.