Like millions of people around our country and around the world, we are alarmed at the inflammatory rhetoric being employed by the President in response to verbal provocations from North Korea. Trump's belligerent reference to "fire and fury" has absolutely no place in a situation which cries out for reasoned diplomacy.
As one way to respond to the Trump's saber-rattling, we urge you to become a co-sponsor of the "Restricting First Use of Nuclear Weapons Act of 2017" (H.R. 669 / S. 200). A long list of co-sponsors would send a powerful message to the White House.
We also urge you to speak out against any notion of preemptive action in North Korea. Congress must insist on playing its Constitutionally mandated role in authorizing military action by the United States.