And naturally the person they chose is black lol
WASHINGTON — Unlike in previous years, a progressive group has decided to deliver a formal response to President Joe Biden’s first address to a joint session of Congress next week.
It’s traditional for the opposition party to give a response when the president delivers a State of the Union or other address to Congress. But it’s much less common for a member of the president’s party to deliver a rebuttal.
Next week, Rep. Jamaal Bowman, D-N.Y., speaking on behalf of the left-wing Working Families Party, will respond after Biden gives his first address to a joint session of Congress.
Bowman, a freshman lawmaker who defeated a 16-term Democratic incumbent in a primary in a New York City district last year, said the response is intended not to be critical of Biden but rather to credit him as appropriate and cue him for what the left wants to see next.
“It’s a balancing act. He’s already done a lot that I love. And he’s going to say a lot of things that I like, as well,” Bowman said in an interview. “But if we relent, it doesn’t mean that what’s been going on so far is going to continue. It’s important for us as progressives to continue to push and continue to organize.”