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GOP Establishment, Anti-Trump Sen. Corker Holds Hearing to Probe Presidential Authority Over Nuclear Weapons

GOP Establishment, Anti-Trump Sen. Corker Holds Hearing to Probe Presidential Authority Over Nuclear Weapons

U.S. lawmakers have not questioned a president’s authority to control U.S. nuclear weapons for more than 40 years, but the Senate Foreign Relations Committee — under the chairmanship of anti-Trump Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) — held a hearing on Tuesday to debate that issue.

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

At the hearing Corker called going to war a “heavy responsibility” and the decision to use nuclear weapons the “most consequential,” Bloomberg reported, noting that Corker has “emerged as vocal critic of Trump’s foreign policy.”

In an interview with reporter Jonathan Martin, Corker said that most Republican senators realized that Trump was a threat to the general world order.

But on Tuesday Corker said the hearing was not focused on Trump.

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