California Attorney General Xavier Becerra — who has sued the Trump administration 45 times over a wide range of issues — will deliver the Spanish-language response to President Trump's State of the Union (SOTU) address next week.
Becerra was tapped by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
“Attorney General Becerra is a towering champion of equal justice and a tireless fighter for every American’s right to quality, affordable health care, and we all look forward to his strong message of progress for all American families and communities," said Pelosi, who served with Becerra during his 24 years in Congress.
In a statement Becerra said, “I’m looking forward to addressing my fellow Americans on a day when truth, candor and unity should be the order of the day. There is enough good going on in this country that we don’t need to hide behind misrepresentations to describe the State of our Union. "
Becerra became California's first Latino attorney general when he was nominated by former Gov. Jerry Brown to fill out the term of Kamala Harris, after she was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2016.