U.S. Rep. Ayanna Pressley — who was among eight representatives to boycott President Donald J. Trump's State of the Union address — called for a movement against the current administration Tuesday night as she delivered a response to the speech on behalf of the Working Families Party.

"We see the impact of an administration that emboldens white nationalism and promotes bigotry," she said. "Tonight, I want to remind Donald J. Trump that I see right through him. The American people see right through him."

Her address, which was not the Democrats' official response to the State of the Union, focused on issues of income, housing and environmental policies as well as a call for political mobilization against the Trump Administration.

"The occupant of the White House, this administration and those who would take our country backward will not be defeated solely by lawmakers in Washington," she said. "Only a movement will do that."

In his 78-minute long speech, Trump highlighted the economy — specifically low employment and the rising stock market — as a main reason for why he should be elected to a second term. He also talked about his trade deal with China and railed against the Democrats' plans for healthcare. The response to his speech in the chamber broke down along party lines.

While Pressley was the only member of the Massachusetts delegation not to attend Trump's speech, Rep. Seth Moulton told WGBH News that he he walked out soon after the president introduced Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido.

"I was proud to be there when there was bipartisan support for Juan Guaido, the rightful president of Venezuela, and I applauded that," he said. "But I'll tell you, when he started talking about all the things he's done for the military — a draft dodger who has insulted John McCain, insulted gold star families, literally made fun of our troops, I left the room," Moulton said.

"It wasn't what I planned to do," he added. "But I found the speech so disgusting. It just wasn't worth my dignity to stay."

During the speech, shortly after Trump credited his economic policies with getting 7 million people off of welfare rolls, Rep. Katherine Clark said that the reduction was the result of draconian measures taken by the administration that kicked needy families off the program.

"Trump is stealing food from hungry kids and #healthcare from needy families and seniors," Clark tweeted. "The State of this Administration is Shameful."

Rep. Lori Trahan said that she appreciated the president's words on infrastructure.

"There's no question we've been trying to bring infrastructure back into discussion," she told WGBH News. "We need to invest in mass transit."

Nonetheless, she said she hoped to hear more about healthcare and felt the president misrepresented the progress being made on the opioid epidemic.

"The president made it sound as though we're inching closer to victory on the opioid epidemic, which I don't think anyone in the state of Massachusetts feels like we're doing," she said. "We need more federal resources to help combat that problem. I thought it was just a lot of talk and nothing was rooted in any detailed plans that we could really sink our teeth into or anchor onto in terms of next steps.”

The president, who trumpeted his executive order requiring hospitals to be transparent about pricing, drew almost immediate criticism from Rep. Jim McGovern, who fact checked the speech in real time.

"Trump says he's protecting healthcare," McGovern tweeted. "The truth? While Trump lies to Americans saying that he supports protections for people with pre-existing conditions, his own administration is in federal court waging a campaign to eliminate these lifesaving protections."

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a Democratic presidential candidate, avoided commenting on specific remarks by the president.

"Now is our moment to choose the future we can build together," she said in a Twitter thread. "Now is our moment to get out there and fight from the heart. Because that is how we will save our democracy and save our country."

Shortly after Trump noted his administration's border and immigration policies by highlighting crimes committed by immigrants, Sen. Ed Markey minced no words in his response.

"This president is a racist who demonizes immigrants and terrorizes our communities," Markey tweeted. "We stand with immigrants and we will fight for a pathway to citizenship for all."

In a press release sent after the speech, Markey said the speech was dishonest and a sign of his corruption.

“President Trump’s lies know no limit or boundaries. His abuse of power and cover-up have led to his impeachment, and tomorrow I will vote to remove him from office," he said. "His lies tonight only reinforce his fundamental corruption.

“Donald Trump is not fit to be President of the United States of America.”

Rep. Joe Kennedy said in a statement the speech was filled with self-adoration and misrepresented the impact of his policies.

“Working Americans struggle to make ends meet, vulnerable neighborhoods pay the price of a changing climate, desperate patients crowd source medical bills and communities of color battle systemic and overt racism, yet this President chooses self-adoration over solutions," Kennedy said in his statement. "In his three years in office, he has relentlessly pursued policies that punish working families and marginalized communities, while rewarding corporate interests."

WGBH News reporter Mark Herz and the Associated Press contributed to this report.