The Call: #NorthKorea No military action without Congressional approval
US Intelligence believes North Korea has developed miniaturized nuclear warheads which could be delivered by ICBMs capable of reaching the US.
In response, Trump vowed that further threats by North Korea would be met with “fire and fury.” North Korea promptly responded that it was seriously considering striking Guam. Despite criticism of his comments, Trump doubled down on them on Thursday.
Legislation has been introduced in the House and the Senate which would require Congressional approval for any nuclear first strike by the president. Without the legislation, Trump can initiate a nuclear strike merely by giving the military the order.
With an unpredictable and ill-informed President desperate for a diversion from the Russia investigation, it is imperative that Congress 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.
Call your three members of Congress and tell them Congress must do its Constitutional duty and require the President to obtain Congressional approval before military action against North Korea. In particular, Congressional approval must be required for any first strike by the US with nuclear weapons.
- This is [NAME] and I’m a constituent in [ZIP].
- Congress must do its Constitutional duty and require its authorization for any military action by the president against North Korea.
- I urge [Rep/Sen____] to support immediate passage of [H.R.669/S.200] requiring Congressional approval for any first use of nuclear weapons by the United States.