Senators Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey reacted to President Trump’s first State of the Union on Twitter on Tuesday night, each giving their own take on the state of the country.
In a series of tweets posted at the end of the address, Warren said she attended the address because she “wanted it burned into” her eyes.
“If there’s ever a moment when I’m too tired to keeping fighting, I just have to close my eyes & see @realDonaldTrump, @mike_pence& @pryan [Paul Ryan] applauding themselves for punching working families in the gut, & I’m back in this fight,” she wrote, tagging the Republican leaders in her tweet.
I went to the #SOTU. I wanted it burned into my eyes. If there’s ever a moment when I’m too tired to keep fighting, I just have to close my eyes & see @realDonaldTrump , @mike_pence & @pryan applauding themselves for punching working families in the gut, & I'm back in this fight.— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) January 31, 2018
She continued, tweeting about the ways in which she says the country is not stronger, safer, or prouder.
“America isn’t safer when @realDonaldTrump alienates our allies, plays a stupid, reckless game of chicken with a dangerous foreign power, & threatens nuclear war. #SOTU,” Warren wrote in one tweet.
She finished by writing that the character of the country is up to its citizens, not the president.
“Now more than ever, we’re in this fight all the way,” she wrote.
Tweets from Markey’s account were sent while Trump’s address was ongoing, focusing on specific points Trump mentioned in his speech.
Markey countered Trump on health care, clean energy, immigration, the nuclear arsenal, and the opioid crisis.
.@realDonaldTrump hasn’t committed a single penny of new funding to fight the #OpioidCrisis. Asking communities to continue fighting this epidemic without funding is cruel & will come back to haunt us. We don't need President Trump to promise a new war on drugs; we need funding.— Ed Markey (@SenMarkey) January 31, 2018