Trump’s nuclear authority divides senators alarmed by his ‘volatile’ behavior - News Summed Up

Trump’s nuclear authority divides senators alarmed by his ‘volatile’ behavior


The Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Nov. 14 held a hearing to examine the president’s authority to order a nuclear strike amid rising tensions with North Korea. (Jordan Frasier/The Washington Post)The Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Nov. 14 held a hearing to examine the president’s authority to order a nuclear strike amid rising tensions with North Korea. Nuclear launch authority is not the only area of the president’s powers over which Congress has sought more influence since Trump took office. With no clear legislative path forward to assert congressional control over the president’s nuclear impulses, senators are splitting along party lines. Democrats argued that Trump is already confusing North Korea about the United States’ intentions through his tweets.


Source: Washington Post November 14, 2017 21:00 UTC


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