Senator Cory Gardner joins us at 6:06 AM.
Military analyst Chris Harmer joins us at 6:36 AM.
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On Thursday night, President Trump announced and explained a US strike of 59 Tomahawk missiles against the Syrian air base which was the source of the chemical weapons attack against Syrian civilians earlier in the week.
The Pentagon released video of several missiles actually being launched:
Most members of Congress who have made statements have offered support but there are quite a few arguing that any further action should involve the White House first consulting with Congress. Senator Rand Paul has said that last night's strikes should not have happened without such consultation. Congressman Justin Amash has a similar take:
Airstrikes are an act of war. Atrocities in Syria cannot justify departure from Constitution, which vests in Congress power to commence war.— Justin Amash (@justinamash) April 7, 2017
There are many interesting implications of the airstrikes, not just on broader foreign policy but also on domestic policy, especially to the extent that it adds to the major changes in President Trump's thinking and behavior that he's evidenced in recent days.
Meanwhile, the US Senate went "nuclear" and ended the ability of Senators to filibuster Supreme Court nominees. Hands are wringing on the left and among their media pawns about what this means for a "more political court." It's utterly ridiculous; the Court couldn't be any more political than it is. If anyone will tone that down, it's Neil Gorsuch who will be confirmed as a justice today.
And it's the Rockies opening day...take me out to the ballgame!