Delivering the second State of the Union address of his presidency before a divided Congress, Donald Trump attempted to strike a bipartisan tone with Tuesday night's speech.
But while some applauded his attempt to reach across the aisle, the address drew mixed reactions from California lawmakers.
While some were quick to praise the president for appealing to bipartisanship, others pointed out that the speech's message was in direct contrast to the tone Trump has set throughout much of his tenure in the White House.
Bay Area Congressman Eric Swalwell expressed disappointment with the president's speech.
Swalwell also disputed some of the claims Trump made when making his argument for the necessity of a border wall.
Senator Kamala Harris, who recently joined the growing throng of Democratic presidential hopefuls, also disputed the president's claims when it came to security along the southern border and the need for a wall.
Representative Adam Schiff, who represents the 28th Congressional District, criticized the president's address for being divisive and straying from the truth.
Much was made of Speaker Nancy Pelosi's attempt to maintain her pokerface as she sat off the president's left shoulder, opposite Vice President Mike Pence. While she managed to maintain her neutrality throughout the address, the San Francisco Congresswoman released a statement afterward, accusing the president of, among other things, "fear-mongering and manufacturing a crisis at the border."
Among the president's more notable remarks, was his claim that "if there is going to be peace and legislation, there cannot be war and investigation."
Representative Ted Lieu of California's 33rd District hit back at the remark, which he seemingly regarded as an attack on congressional oversight, drawing comparisons between Trump's remark and one made by Richard Nixon.
However, not all California lawmakers reacted negatively to the address. California Republican leader and 23rd District Representative Kevin McCarthy felt that President Trump succeeded in landing his message of unity and bipartisanship.
California 42nd District Representative Ken Calvert was supportive of Trump's message, particularly in regard to a portion of the speech where the president decried what he sees as a growing movement towards socialism among Democrats.