Top-ranking Republican calls hearings to assess if President Trump is allowed to use nuclear weapons

Sometimes, you have to wonder whether its Republicans or Democrats who are most out to destroy President Donald Trump.

U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, the Republican chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, is concerned about the powers the president could have to push the world into a nuclear holocaust.

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The outgoing Tennessee lawmaker announced Wednesday he will hold a hearing next week to look at presidential authority to use nuclear weapons, The Washington Times reported.

The move comes as Trump makes his first trip to Asia as leader of the free world amid heightened tensions with North Korea — the president said the Jung Un regime was a “dark fantasy” and a “military cult,” as three U.S. Navy aircraft carriers launch a rare military exercise in the Western Pacific

Corker, who told The New York Times last month Trump was taking the country “on the path to World War III,” said the time was ripe for such an overview as it has been more than four decades since Congress has done so, according to The Times.

The move is more about targeting Trump, but Corker tried to give it a bipartisan spin.

“A number of members both on and off our committee have raised questions about the authorities of the legislative and executive branches with respect to war making, the use of nuclear weapons, and conducting foreign policy overall,” Corker said in a statement.

“This discussion is long overdue, and we look forward to examining this critical issue,” Corker added.

It’s was more than enough to impress the anti-Trump media, as seen in the response by CNBC’s Christina Wilkie: “Wowsers.”

And liberal ideologues really believe Trump will start a nuclear war, killing millions, to avoid legal ramifications for alleged acts, real or imagined.

“This is what scares me most: when Trump knows Mueller is closing in, he’ll start a war to change the subject,” one such zealot tweeted.


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