South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley will deliver the GOP’s response to the State of the Union.
House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the announcement today.
They released the following statements in a press release:
“Nikki Haley has led an economic turnaround and set a bold agenda for her state, getting things done and becoming one of the most popular governors in America,” Speaker Ryan said. “In a year when the country is crying out for a positive vision and alternative to the status quo, Governor Haley is the exact right choice to deliver the Republican Address to the Nation.”
“Nikki Haley is a proven leader and committed reformer who believes deeply in the promise of the country we all share,” Sen. McConnell said. “Not only has Governor Haley fought to bring opportunity and prosperity to the people of her state, but she’s also demonstrated how bringing people together can bring real results. Governor Haley knows the American Dream and wants to see every American share in it, and we’re pleased that she will be delivering this year’s Republican Address.”
“I was honored to be asked by Speaker Ryan and Senator McConnell to deliver the Republican address to the nation,” Gov. Haley said. “This is a time of great challenges for our country, but also of great opportunities. I intend to speak about both.”
The State of the Union Address will be given on January 12th at 9pm.