Meghan McCain was extremely outspoken about her criticism of President Donald Trump's State of the Union address due to comments he made about her father. Geraldine Ferraro did the same when she was named America's first female Vice President nominee.
"Here, in the United States, we are alarmed by new calls to adopt socialism in our country", he continued.
The 35-day shutdown, Abrams will say, "defied every tenet of fairness and abandoned not just our people, but our values".
Meanwhile, many Republicans were excited about Trump's speech to Congress and the nation.
Many of those women, after all, had new jobs as a result of a record-smashing midterm election that was widely seen as a rebuke of Trump.
It all comes as she weighs national party overtures to run for the Senate in 2020.
"It was a speech that covered a lot of ground, but the challenge now is what actions will follow the President's words".
She said she is "very disappointed by the President's approach to our problems".
"Either she was supporting women, and celebrating with the president, or it was an ironic moment, where she's clapping for the women without supporting Trump's statements", she said.
One minute Trump was appealing to Democrats - many of whom came dressed in white and determined not to respond positively - with a call to end HIV, fight childhood cancer and provide paid family leave.
"I agree with the president that NAFTA has failed working Mainers, but his NAFTA 2.0 proposal needs significant changes to ensure we don't repeat the same disastrous trade policies that have led to closed mills, outsourced jobs, and stagnant wages".
"Stacey will speak from both her heart and life experience about the grace of community that lifts us and heals in times of need", said Karen Finney, a Democratic strategist close to Abrams. Kemp was Georgia's secretary of state and had oversight of Georgia's voting laws.
She also spoke unabashedly about her personal debts, which Republicans used as an attack. She too was standing and clapping, but in a manner unlike most others.
Abrams appeared to avoid the pitfalls that have left burgeoning young politicians subject to ridicule: Republican Sen. Ken Khachigian, a former speechwriter for President Ronald Reagan, put it another way: "He gave them sugar cubes and vinegar in the same speech". "All Americans can be proud that. exactly one century after the Congress passed the constitutional amendment giving women the right to vote, we also have more women serving in the Congress than ever before", he said.
In the chamber, there has always been a growing gender divide with Democratic women outnumbering Republicans.
Tuesday night was their first face-to-face meeting since then.
There was much speculation as to what the president's speech might cover.
Schumer said Tuesday that he has no problem with the added voices.
On the other hand, it could've been intentional, Dudley said.