Conyers Leads Congressional Letter Rejecting Trump’s North Korea Statements
More than 60 members of Congress came together to write an urgent letter to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson expressing “profound concern” over “irresponsible and dangerous” statements made by Donald Trump. Led by Congressman John Conyers Jr. (D-MI), the letter calls on the administration to reaffirm its understanding of the longstanding Constitutional principles that pre-emptive strikes on another nation must be authorized by Congress. They also indicated their strong support for Tillerson’s recent statements calling for direct talks with North Korea. “As a veteran of the Korean War, I am ashamed that our Commander-in-Chief is conducting himself in a reckless manner that endangers our troops stationed in Korea and our regional allies. Trump must immediately cease talk of pre-emptive war—which must be authorized by Congress—and commit to the diplomatic path advocated by both American experts and the South Korean government,” said Conyers. More here.