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Congressman Ted Lieu

Representing the 33rd District of California

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August 11, 2017 In The News

Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) on Friday slammed President Trump's rhetoric toward North Korea as "reckless" and urged him to pursue a diplomatic solution to Washington's escalating tensions with Pyongyang.

"We need to engage in diplomacy. That's the one thing that Donald Trump has not yet done," Lieu said in a video posted on Twitter by VoteVets, a progressive advocacy group. 

August 11, 2017 In The News

The past week has turned the news into a white-knuckle experience for many. What's at stake?

Fifty-four years ago, 27 volunteers ensconced themselves for 48 hours in the basement of the Courier-Journal building, one of the dozens in the Louisville area selected as official fallout shelters.

August 11, 2017 In The News

President Donald Trump doesn’t do diplomacy. He hurls broadsides.

Calling out unstable North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is a recipe for disaster. That’s how you tumble into a war. Nothing good can come from Trump lashing out at Kim on a whim, three times in the last week alone.

August 11, 2017 In The News

President Trump told Kim Jong Un to brace for America's "fire and fury" should he continue to threaten us. In case the North Korean dictator didn't get the message, Trump tweeted Friday that the United States is ready, "locked and loaded" to respond to North Korea should they take any aggressive action.

August 11, 2017 In The News

President Trump alone knows the codes that can authorize a nuclear attack on North Korea. Lately, it sounds like he hasn't ruled that out. This week alone, he's threatened North Korea with “fire and fury” and “things that will happen to them like they never thought possible,” and Friday morning, he tweeted this:

Military solutions are now fully in place,locked and loaded,should North Korea act unwisely. Hopefully Kim Jong Un will find another path!

August 10, 2017 In The News

The dueling threats issued by President Trump and the North Korean military have prompted questions about U.S. procedures to launch a preemptive nuclear attack. The answer is stark: If the president wants to strike, his senior military advisers have few options but to carry it out or resign.

August 10, 2017 In The News

President Donald Trump’s threats against North Korea and tweets about the United States’ powerful nuclear arsenal have raised the specter -- however small -- of nuclear war.

But some members of Congress argue that the current process by which the president can order a nuclear strike is illegal.

August 10, 2017 In The News

The dueling threats issued by President Trump and the North Korean military have prompted questions about U.S. procedures to launch a preemptive nuclear attack. The answer is stark: If the president wants to strike, his senior military advisers have few options but to carry it out or resign.

August 9, 2017 In The News

Donald Trump actually threatened North Korea with a nuclear attack if their egomaniacal leader continued to “threaten” the United States.

 

The idea that the United States of America would seriously consider launching a nuclear war over a verbal taunt is simply unthinkable.

 

August 9, 2017 In The News

President Donald Trump warned North Korea on Tuesday that he would unleash “fire and fury” against the state as U.S. officials confirmed North Korea had miniaturized a nuclear warhead that could fit inside its missiles.

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