MoveOn Statement on Trump’s Bellicose Rhetoric, Increasingly Aggressive U.S. Military Posture
MoveOn.org Civic Action Executive Director Anna Galland issued the following statement in response to Donald Trump’s bellicose rhetoric and an increasingly aggressive U.S. military posture:
“Not yet 100 days into his presidency, Donald Trump has sent U.S. missiles into Syria without congressional authorization. Civilian casualties from U.S. drone strikes have spiked. He’s considering ramping up our military involvement in Yemen, has dropped the so-called ‘mother of all bombs’ in Afghanistan, and has threatened a preemptive strike on North Korea—inflaming an already tense situation. He must be reined in.
“Our Constitution requires that Trump go to Congress before initiating preemptive military action. All members of Congress must make clear that they demand a considered congressional debate prior to the use of force, while also making clear that they oppose preemptive war as well as the use of our nuclear arsenal.
“Trump’s dangerous military actions and explosive rhetoric and posturing are escalating the U.S.’s involvement in existing war zones, and risk sparking devastating new hot wars around the world. MoveOn’s millions of members will resist this frightening and potentially disastrous emerging front in Trump’s agenda.”