Pollster says younger lawmakers more likely to respond to State of the Union on social media

Younger lawmakers are more likely to use social media to weigh in on President TrumpDonald John TrumpGOP congressman slams Trump over report that U.S. bombed former anti-ISIS coalition headquarters US to restore 'targeted assistance' to Central American countries after migration deal Trump says lawmakers should censure Schiff MORE's State of the Union address after his speech, instead of saying something in the House chamber during his remarks, pollster Robert Griffin said in an interview that aired Tuesday on "Rising."

"You've got a younger generation there to the extent that they're really not seeing the TV moment as the moment," Griffin, research director at the Democracy Fund Voter Study Group, told Hill.TV's Jamal Simmons on Monday.

Rep. Joe WilsonAddison (Joe) Graves WilsonThe Hill Interview: Sanford says Trump GOP doing 'serious brand destruction' GOP lawmaker: 'Dangerous' abuse of Interpol by Russia, China, Venezuela Washington Post fact-checker gives Plame three Pinocchios for Libby claim MORE (R-S.C.) made headlines in 2009 when he yelled "you lie" during then-President Obama's address before a joint session of Congress. Wilson later apologized for his remarks.

The freshmen, progressive lawmakers have made a splash since being sworn in last month by frequently criticizing Trump and Republican leaders, often on social media.

"I think these younger members are pretty good at knowing how to make an actual impact in terms of communications style," Vanessa Williamson, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, said during the same segment on "Rising."

"I think you'll see a lot of interesting responses on Twitter, maybe on Instagram," she said. "But I don't think in the chamber you're likely to see that much."

— Julia Manchester