'A Pinpointed, Limited Action': Response to Friday Night Syrian Airstrike Splits the Bill

| APR 14, 2018 | 2:59 AM

Not long after news broke late Friday evening of the combined U.S., U.K., and France airstrike against the Syrian regime, Twitter saw a deluge of reactions pouring in from all sides of the political spectrum.

Where media personalities were concerned, they seemed to split the bill — some were in support of the decision, some were indifferent, and others were opposed.

MSNBC “Morning Joe” co-host Joe Scarborough seemed to support the move, even praising Trump's calling out Russian President Vladimir Putin by name:

Former Fox News anchor Eric Bolling admitted that while he didn't necessarily agree with the decision to involve the U.S., he thought Trump's hand was all but forced:

CNN's Chris Cuomo, however, seemed to think the decision was a bad idea:

NBC's Megyn Kelly took the moment to simply thank the “men and women in uniform”:

On the Congressional front, Pennsylvania Senator Bob Casey (D), in a long thread, claimed that the actions were done without Congress' authorization and were “unacceptable”:

One-time vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine (D-Va.) called Trump's decision “reckless” and “illegal”:

Chuck Schumer, for his part, issued a brief — and not entirely negative — statement after the announcement of the strikes:

Republican Chuck Fleischmann (Tenn.) supported the “clear message” that the president's actions demonstrated:

Adam Kinzinger (R-Il.) stood with Trump, saying “enough is enough”:

Friday night's airstrikes were aimed largely at compounds associated with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's chemical weapon's program, as confirmed by General Joseph Dunford late that evening during a press conference with Secretary of Defense James Mattis.

Mattis, for his part, warned of a possible disinformation campaign in the coming days and promised to remain as transparent as he was able in an effort to combat such a campaign.