In a surprise announcement on his Twitter account, Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) announced that he would not seek re-election this November. "It's remarkable," Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) says. He notes that Gowdy likely would have survived the "wave" of Democrat wins in the 2018 midterms.
Congressman Beyer also shares his reaction to President Trump's State of the Union address. He says the president has proven on numerous occasions that you can't believe the words he reads off of a teleprompter.
Immigration was one of the focal points of President Trump's speech. Rep. Beyer invited Jessica Chilin-Hernandez as his guest. She came to the U.S. from El Salvador with temporary protected status in 2001, but her status was revoked just a few weeks ago by President Trump. Rep. Beyer says that decision was "arbitrary" and needs to be fixed.