‘Why upstage Stacey Abrams?’: Internet explodes in anger as Bernie Sanders says he’ll deliver a SOTU response
Sen. Bernie Sanders talks with Rachel Maddow on MSNBC (Screen cap).

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders, Independent of Vermont, announced Monday evening he will be delivering his own response to President Donald Trump's State of the Union address Tuesday night.

Democrat Stacey Abrams, the former Minority Leader of the Georgia House of Representatives and the first Black woman major-party gubernatorial nominee in U.S. history will be delivering the official Democratic response. Abrams will also make history as the first Black woman to do so.

Many on social media expressed anger and outrage when Sen. Sanders made his announcement, which he did by retweeting news of Abrams' SOTU response.

Veteran journalist and CNN political analyst Joan Walsh, who is the author of the book, "What's the Matter with White People?" blasted Sanders for "upstaging" Abrams:

Political analyst and activist Leah McElrath:

HRC's Charlotte Clymer:

Esquire political opinion writer: