Bernie Sanders to deliver his own State of the Union response

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) will deliver his own response to President Trump’s speech to Congress on Tuesday for the third year running.

The senator’s office confirmed to The Hill that his response will follow Trump’s State of the Union address as well as the Democratic rebuttal and be streamed on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.

{mosads}Sanders has made responding to Trump’s televised addresses a habit, delivering a response to the president’s speech on border security last month in addition to responding to previous speeches to Congress.

Sanders, who is an independent but caucuses with Democrats, will be delivering his response after former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams delivers the official Democratic Party response.

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra (D) will also give the Spanish-language Democratic response.

Sanders is in the process of deciding whether to pursue a 2020 presidential bid. He has consistently placed toward the top of national polls after challenging eventual Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in 2016. 

If he chooses to run, Sanders will join a primary field that could see as many as 30 candidates run in 2020.

His colleagues Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) have already announced they intend to run.

-Updated 7:55 p.m.

Tags Bernie Sanders Cory Booker Donald Trump Elizabeth Warren Hillary Clinton Kirsten Gillibrand Xavier Becerra

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