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Tue Nov 14, 2017, 10:13 AM

Trump critic Bob Corker to lead Senate hearing on president's powers to order nuclear attack

Trump should not be allowed to launch nuclear weapons without congressional approval. Trump is too mentally unstable to have this power https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2017/11/14/trump-critic-bob-corker-lead-senate-hearing-presidents-powers-order-nuclear-attack/860142001/

WASHINGTON — Just a month after he warned that President Trump may be setting the nation on the path to World War III, Sen. Bob Corker will preside Tuesday over a hearing that will examine the president’s authority to launch a nuclear strike.

The hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee will mark the first time in more than four decades that the panel or its House counterpart has specifically reviewed the issue of the president’s powers to order a nuclear attack.

“This discussion is long overdue,” said Corker, the Tennessee Republican who called the hearing as chairman of the Senate committee.

The hearing comes as Trump continues to trade insults with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un and amid concerns by some members of Congress about the executive branch’s authority to wage war, particularly with nuclear weapons.

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Reply Trump critic Bob Corker to lead Senate hearing on president's powers to order nuclear attack (Original post)
Letmypeoplevote Tuesday OP
Letmypeoplevote Tuesday #1
Banshee 3 Actual Tuesday #6
Carl Tuesday #2
def_con5 Tuesday #3
Currentsitguy Tuesday #4
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Response to Letmypeoplevote (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 10:13 AM

1. Lawmakers and US allies seek assurance that President Trump won't rashly launch a nuclear strike

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Response to Letmypeoplevote (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 10:49 AM

6. Lefty said Reagan would nuke the soviets, Lefty was wrong as usual only POTUS to nuke was a DEM

Mentally unstable is being a serial Rapist and sexual predator like Bill Clinton , aka SPOTUS (Sexual Predator Of The United States)

Mentally unstable is supporting a serial Rapist and saying his victims are liars because of his being a democrat

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Response to Letmypeoplevote (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 10:18 AM

2. Ask a lawyer what "Commander In Chief" is goth.

A waste of time grandstanding display of establishment swamp creatures.

The Constitution is clear,Congress has no authority to intercede.

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Response to Letmypeoplevote (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 10:39 AM

3. No way this is going amywhere

No one is gonna agree to allow the US to be blown up. If a bad guy launches, the President has about 12 minutes to make a decision.

You couldn't even assemble Congress that quickly. let alone debate or vote.

Sorry, it has to remain in the hands of one man not 535.

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Response to Letmypeoplevote (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 10:43 AM

4. National Command Authority leaves no ambuguity

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Command_Authority

"Only the President can direct the use of nuclear weapons by U.S. armed forces, including the Single Integrated Operational Plan (SIOP). While the President does have unilateral authority as commander-in-chief to order that nuclear weapons be used for any reason at any time, the actual procedures and technical systems in place for authorizing the execution of a launch order requires a secondary confirmation under a two-man rule, as the President's order is subject to secondary confirmation by the Secretary of Defense. If the Secretary of Defense does not concur, then the President may in his sole discretion fire the Secretary. The Secretary of Defense has legal authority to approve the order, but cannot veto it."

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Response to Letmypeoplevote (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 10:46 AM

5. The POTUS as Commander in Chief has the ONLY authorization say in use of Nuclear Weapons

Corker cannot change that


By the way that Bitch Hillary still isn't president

That makes me smile

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Response to Letmypeoplevote (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 11:14 AM

7. So, if nuclear weapons are launched against the United States

we have to wait for Congressional approval to retaliate?

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Response to Letmypeoplevote (Original post)

Wed Nov 15, 2017, 01:01 AM

8. Trumps Nuclear Authority Questioned

Trump is mentally ill and can not be trusted with nuclear weapons https://politicalwire.com/2017/11/14/trumps-nuclear-authority-questioned/

“A decades-old presidential authority to use nuclear weapons is suddenly coming into question as US allies and some lawmakers from both parties want the Trump administration to assure them that President Donald Trump cannot rashly launch a nuclear strike,” CNN reports.

“The potential that Trump could use existing law to authorize the deployment of a nuclear weapon on his own is becoming the subject of frequent conversation — and bipartisan anxiety — on Capitol Hill. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker will hold a hearing Tuesday on the authority of the President to maintain sole authority to launch nuclear weapons.”

“A NATO partner country raised concerns about the President’s command of the US launch system.”

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Response to Letmypeoplevote (Reply #8)

Wed Nov 15, 2017, 07:56 AM

9. You take desperate propaganda to new levels.

If only it worked.

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