Stacey Abrams announced that she has accepted an invitation to give the Democratic rebuttal to the State of the Union address.

The former Georgia gubernatorial candidate rose to prominence after running a close race last year to become the government for Georgia.

"At a moment when our nation needs to hear from leaders who can unite for a common purpose, I am honored to be delivering the Democratic State of the Union response," Abrams tweeted.

"Her electrifying message of courage, perseverance and hope reinvigorated our nation and our politics, and continues to inspire millions of Americans in every part of the country," House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said in a statement. 

"Stacey Abrams embodies the American Dream, and her powerful message of progress for all is deeply needed during this time for our country."

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer was also full of praise for Schumer:

"Stacey Abrams offers a welcome, stark contrast to President (Donald) Trump's politics of division and lack of leadership as American families are still feeling the impacts of his self-imposed shutdown," Schumer said. 

"Stacey Abrams is a present and future leader in this country. She is a dynamic, moral leader; she delivered results on the issues that matter most to Americans; and she tirelessly pursues fairness and justice for everyone in her state."

Republican Sarah Palin then attempted to mock Abrams and the Democratic party with the following tweet:

But Twitter soon cut her back down to size: