A veteran Democratic lawmaker says President TrumpDonald TrumpCapitol fencing starts coming down after 'Justice for J6' rally Netanyahu suggests Biden fell asleep in meeting with Israeli PM Aides try to keep Biden away from unscripted events or long interviews, book claims MORE's first State of the Union address "seems on its surface reasonable" but that Americans should wait until "his Adderall wears off" Wednesday morning
"It didn't deliver on substance. It wasn't inflammatory, for the most part. But we'll see what he tweets at 5 o'clock in the morning when his Adderall wears off," Rep. Peter DeFazioPeter Anthony DeFazioThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Biden sticks to his Afghanistan deadline Biden commends Pelosi for 'masterful' leadership Overnight Energy: Democrats tout new report to defend KeystoneXL cancellation MORE (D-Ore.) said in an interview with The Hill.
Fellow Democratic Rep. Tim RyanTimothy (Tim) RyanHawley endorses Vance in Ohio Senate race Congress should know what federal agencies are wasting Trump administration trade rep endorses JD Vance in Ohio Senate race MORE (Ohio) called Trump "low-energy," described his speech as "uninspiring" and said he is waiting for sunrise, when Ryan anticipates the president will take to Twitter, "thumbs moving."
Freshman GOP Rep. Scott TaylorScott William TaylorElaine Luria endorses McAuliffe for governor in Virginia Democratic primary Luria holds onto Virginia House seat Chamber-backed Democrats embrace endorsements in final stretch MORE (Va.) chuckled when asked what to expect from the president on Twitter Wednesday morning. "He surprises people sometimes," Taylor said. "But I think tonight was a good night for him and for the country."
"For Republicans, he hit it out of the park," Rep. Doug LambornDouglas (Doug) LambornDefense & National Security — The mental scars of Afghanistan House committee votes to temporarily postpone Space Command relocation Democrats defeat GOP effort to declare 'lost confidence' in Biden after Afghanistan withdrawal MORE (R-Colo.) said in an interview with The Hill — a sentiment echoed by several of his colleagues.
Other Republicans showed no love for stone-faced Democratic lawmakers who attended the Tuesday night speech.
"The Democrats, they showed their hatred for the president by everything he said, they would not agree with," said Rep. Ted PoeLloyd (Ted) Theodore PoeSheila Jackson Lee tops colleagues in House floor speaking days over past decade Senate Dem to reintroduce bill with new name after 'My Little Pony' confusion Texas New Members 2019 MORE (R-Texas).
"I don't even know why they were even there," Poe added.
DeFazio also called out Trump for using "20 props," referring to the president's guests sitting in the visitors' gallery, whose stories were featured in the nearly 90-minute address.
"It offends me that you call an American soldier who risked his life to save another one a 'prop,' " Rep. Barry Loudermilk (R-Ga.) fired back in an interview with The Hill.
Watch the video above to hear the lawmakers in their own words.