64 Democrats express 'profound concern' over Trump's rhetoric

More than 60 Democratic lawmakers have expressed their “profound concern” over US President Donald Trump’s threatening rhetoric about North Korea, insisting that any military attack “must be debated and authorized by Congress.”

In a letter, 64 House Democrats urged Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to make sure Trump’s rhetoric is met with the “utmost caution and restraint.”

“These statements are irresponsible and dangerous, and also senselessly provide a boon to domestic North Korean propaganda which has long sought to portray the United States as a threat to their people,” read the letter which was spearheaded by Rep. John Conyers of Missouri.

The warning came after President Trump said the US would respond with “fire and fury” to any threat from North Korea.

North Korea carried out two tests of intercontinental ballistic missiles last month. Pyongyang claimed that its latest missile, test-fired on July 4, can…

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