Senators (D) Joe Manchin, (D) Heidi Heitkamp, and (D) Joe Donnelly broke ranks with the fellow Democrats, to vote for Neil Gorsuch as Associate Supreme Court Justice. All three candidates are facing re-election in 2018. Trump had decisive wins in North Dakota, West Virginia, and Indiana. These are three Senate seats Republicans feel they can gain in 2018. All three Senators may have very strong Republican opponents and they certainly don’t want to be explaining to voters why they voted against Neil Gorsuch for Supreme Court.
Also in our morning monologue, we discuss President Donald Trump’s retaliation for Syria’s use of chemical weapons on their own people. After the monologue we start looking at all the conspiracy theories regarding the power struggle between Chief Strategists, Steve Bannon and Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Senior Advisor, Jared Kushner.
Donald Trump has decided to talk directly to the people and bypassing the media using Twitter.
We read his tweets concerning China, taking a call from the President of Taiwan and the 35% tax on business who leave the United States and want to ship their product back into the US.