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Posted on 11/08/2017 4:52:48 PM PST by Sub-Driver
Corker to hold hearing on president's nuclear weapons authority
By Brandon Carter - 11/08/17 07:41 PM EST
Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) announced Wednesday the Senate Foreign Relations Committee would hold a hearing next week on the executives authority to use nuclear weapons.
A number of members both on and off our committee have raised questions about the authorities of the legislative and executive branches with respect to war making, the use of nuclear weapons, and conducting foreign policy overall, Corker said in a statement announcing the Nov. 14 hearing.
This continues a series of hearings to examine these issues and will be the first time since 1976 that this committee or our House counterparts have looked specifically at the authority and process for using U.S. nuclear weapons, he continued. This discussion is long overdue, and we look forward to examining this critical issue.
A debate over nuclear authority has reignited among lawmakers after President Trump warned in August that North Korea could face "fire and fury like the world has never seen" if it continues to advance its nuclear program.
A number of rank-and-file Democrats and Republicans have come forward saying Congress must authorize the use of nuclear weapons and a declaration of war should Trump want to strike North Korea.
Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), who sits on the Armed Services Committee, said preemptive war on the Korean Peninsula would require the authorization of Congress.
Both Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) and Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) introduced bills this year that would bar Trump from launching a preemptive nuclear attack before Congress approves a declaration of war. Those bills have stalled in the Republican-controlled House and Senate.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has also called on Congress to bar the president from using nuclear weapons....
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Hey Bob and et al. Go read the constitution.
I thought he was dead?
Liddle Bobby is nervous
That’s so cute
Does he want us to wait until Rocket Man lobs one onto San Francisco (not that that would be a big loss, but...)?
Congress has the war making power, but the war powers act and the existing Constitution gives the President the authority to act when necessary
Sneak attacks don’t wait for drawn out deliberations
Liddle Bob can ESAD!
MF’s have no deliverables.
Just collect a check and a GIANT PENSION FOR LIFE after getting reelected twice.
Trump needs to do us all a favor and drop a MOAB on Capital Hill during a full session, the CORRUPT THIEVING CONGRESS is dysfunctional, unreformable, and a direct enemy of the PRODUCTIVE CLASS.
Boy, does this piss me off.
OTOH, it means Trump is on target. Effing politicians just engaging in a useless circle jerk.
So North Korea nukes Hawaii. What do these asshats propose. Spitballs?
“I thought he was dead?”
Brain-wise, yes. Physically, no.
President Trump - taking flack abroad and at home; That’s my guy!
Corker? You are less than worthless. Buh-Bye!
Bitter little man
Send more money to North Korea!! What’s another couple of trillion dollars here or there?
Bye Hawaii! - that would be their answer.
Oh along with candlelight vigils, teddy bears and hashtags.
Who elected congress President? Same for Corker, who made him of the executive branch? Last I looked he was busy abdicating the Federal Senate's responsibility for treaty making.
If, God forbid, tensions ratchet up, and the Senate’s grandstanding results in the Norms nuking US territory, I think it would be justified for the President to hang them for treason.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has also called “on Congress to bar the president from using nuclear weapons....”
But he can DRONE all the children and kittens and goats he wants to, Nance, as did your Savior 0bama?
F.U. Seriously. Just. F. U.
Remind me again, who is Commander In Chief of our nations military?
Hey Corkhead. Trump is far from being a war monger. He is not the type to ever use nukes for the hell of it.
Now you, and all your Alzheimer cohorts, I could not say the same.
You know no committee would sanction nuclear retaliation.
Isn’t there some way to get Corker to take his football and go home today?
Nork s not Norms.
D@mn autocorrect which overrules the user’s correction of its own errors...
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