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Rep. Cicilline Wants Congress Back in Session to Deal With NKorea

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By    |   Friday, 11 Aug 2017 02:57 PM

Rep. David Cicilline, D-R.I., is urging the House to "immediately" reconvene amid the increasing threats from North Korea.

His comments came in a Friday letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and was aimed at limiting President Donald Trump's nuclear responses.

"In light of the ongoing standoff between the United States and North Korea, as well as President Trump's reckless words, I ask that you immediately call the House of Representatives back into session to debate legislation prohibiting the U.S. from conducting a pre-emptive nuclear strike without prior Congressional authorizations," Cicilline said in his letter to Ryan.

"It is critical that the Trump administration exhaust all diplomatic options before resorting to military force."

Trump had tweeted on Friday morning:

But Cicilline added: "The president's words matter. And in this case his words have been harmful."

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Rep. David Cicilline, D-R.I., is urging the House to "immediately" reconvene amid the increasing threats from North Korea.
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