November 3, 2017 The Call: No preemptive strike on #NorthKorea without congressional #WarPowers approval With so many Trump distractions, it is too easy to overlook the slide towards war, possibly a nuclear war, with North Korea. North Korea has said that Trump’s tweets are a declaration of war, giving it the right to shoot down US bombers. Experts warn that the window for diplomacy is closing as Trump keeps up his aggressive posture. Senator Bob Corker (R-TN), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, has said that Trump’s reckless threats interfere with diplomacy and could set the nation “on the path to World War III.” South Korea intelligence believes North Korea is readying for another missile test, possibly during Trump’s Asia trip. Trump has tweeted that if North Korea provocations continue, “they won’t be around much longer.” Legislation has been introduced in the House and the Senate which would require Congressional approval for any preemptive strike, nuclear or conventional, on North Korea. With an unpredictable and ill-informed President desperate for a diversion from the Russia investigation, Congress must assert its Constitutional duty to approve the preemptive use of military force against North Korea before it occurs. Your Action Call your three members of Congress and ask them to support H.R.4140/Senator Markey’s bill, which requires congressional authorization for any preemptive military action against North Korea. Talking Points
This is [NAME] and I’m a constituent in [ZIP].
I urge [Rep/Sen____] to support immediate passage of [H.R.4140/Sen. Markey’s bill], which requires Congressional approval for any preemptive military action against North Korea by the United States.
Even members of President Trump’s party, Republicans like Senator Corker, are questioning the President’s temperament and judgment.
Congress must do its Constitutional duty and require its authorization for any military action by the president against North Korea or elsewhere.