September 26, 2017 The Call: No nuclear first strike on #NorthKorea without congressional approval North Korea continues to meet Trump’s war of words with provocations. Earlier this month, North Korea tested a thermonuclear weapon (H-Bomb) now believed to be twice as large as originally thought. US Intelligence believes North Korea has developed miniaturized nuclear warheads which could be delivered by ICBM’s capable of reaching the US. Trump responded with a fiery UN speech and a tweet threatening “little rocket man” may “not be around much longer” if provocations continue. North Korea responded by saying the tweet was a declaration of war and that they now had the right to shoot down US bombers. Trump continued the war of words on Tuesday warning of a “devastating” military option. As the rhetoric has heated up, the Pentagon’s top general has called for restraint. Legislation has been introduced in the House and the Senate which would require Congressional approval for any nuclear first strike by the president. With an unpredictable and ill-informed President desperate for a diversion from the Russia investigation, Congress must assert its Constitutional duty to approve the use of military force before it occurs, and in particular insist on Congressional approval for any first strike with nuclear weapons. Your Action Call your three members of Congress and ask them to support H.R.669/S.200, which requires congressional authorization for the President to launch a nuclear first strike. Talking Points
This is [NAME] and I’m a constituent in [ZIP].
I urge [Rep/Sen____] to support immediate passage of [H.R.669/S.200], which requires Congressional approval for any first use of nuclear weapons by the United States.
Also, Congress must do its Constitutional duty and require its authorization for any military action by the president against North Korea or elsewhere.