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Washington - Dem Wants Legislation Prohibiting Nuclear Strike

Published on: August 11, 2017 03:15 PM
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A small group of people protest against the Trump administration and demand immediate diplomatic talks with North Korea to prevent nuclear war, in New York, U.S. August 9, 2017. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz A small group of people protest against the Trump administration and demand immediate diplomatic talks with North Korea to prevent nuclear war, in New York, U.S. August 9, 2017. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

Washington - A Democratic congressman is urging House Speaker Paul Ryan to reconvene the House from its summer recess to consider legislation prohibiting a pre-emptive nuclear strike against North Korea.

Rep. David Cicilline (sihs-ihl-EE’-nee) of Rhode Island, a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, says that in light of President Donald Trump’s “reckless words” threatening North Korea, the House should immediately take up legislation barring a pre-emptive nuclear strike without prior congressional authorization.

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Cicilline said Trump “has made a dangerous situation even worse by recklessly asserting that the United States is ‘locked and loaded’ to bring ‘fire and fury’ to North Korea.”

Cicilline said Trump’s bellicose language against North Korea has raised alarms around the world, adding that “if the president will not defuse this situation, then Congress must.”



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 Aug 11, 2017 at 03:22 PM Anonymous Says:

Idiot snowflake congressman.

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 Aug 11, 2017 at 04:01 PM Educated Archy Says:

Is he crazy? WE should wait for congress approval while the mad man nukes us?

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 Aug 11, 2017 at 04:23 PM Anonymous Says:

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Educated Archy Says:

Is he crazy? WE should wait for congress approval while the mad man nukes us?

I don't see how this Democrat proposal could pass constitutional muster, but the motivation is laudable because the only crazy ones here are the commander-in-chief and you. You don't count for anything in the real world, so that leaves Trump as the only mad man in this North Korean equation.

This situation is sufficiently unusual that I wouldn't rule out some number of Republican congressmen supporting the proposal. My wishful thinking is that Trump's handling of this challenge will lead to a consensus to invoke section four of the 25th amendment.

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 Aug 11, 2017 at 04:29 PM Just Wondering.... Says:

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Educated Archy Says:

Is he crazy? WE should wait for congress approval while the mad man nukes us?

Did Obama wait for congressional approval? Oh wait never mind.

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 Aug 11, 2017 at 04:34 PM scy4851 Says:

Isn't the POTUS the Commander in Chief of ALL armed forces? What's this guy talking about? Fat Boy is a MAD MAN. There is no way of knowing what he'll do next. And This guy wants to tie the President's hand?!?!?!
Just let him butt out!

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 Aug 11, 2017 at 05:40 PM Esther Says:

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Anonymous Says:

I don't see how this Democrat proposal could pass constitutional muster, but the motivation is laudable because the only crazy ones here are the commander-in-chief and you. You don't count for anything in the real world, so that leaves Trump as the only mad man in this North Korean equation.

This situation is sufficiently unusual that I wouldn't rule out some number of Republican congressmen supporting the proposal. My wishful thinking is that Trump's handling of this challenge will lead to a consensus to invoke section four of the 25th amendment.

For standing up to the fat,little dictator,Trumps the one who's crazy?

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