Murphy has been warning for weeks that he believes Trump is serious about wanting to go to war with Pyongyang. In an interview earlier this month with Vox’s Ezra Klein, Murphy said Pentagon officials are speaking about North Korea with a very different tone than they’d used in the past, a shift that has led him to conclude that armed conflict with the Kim Jong Un regime was a distinct and growing possibility.
Murphy’s own thinking about how to stave off a conflict with North Korea has also been evolving. When he spoke to Klein on October 10, the senator said it would be extremely difficult to “pass legislation pre-constraining [Trump’s] ability to manage foreign policy in the Korean Peninsula.”
Now, though, that’s basically what Murphy and seven other colleagues want to do. The group of senators — which also includes 2016 presidential candidate Bernie Sanders and Democrats Elizabeth Warren and Cory Booker, both possible Democratic presidential candidates in 2020 — introduced new legislation Tuesday that would prevent Trump from launching an attack on North Korea, or from spending any money on a military strike, unless North Korea had struck first or Congress had given the White House the green light to do so.
If you have the stomach for it, Google (or, as I do now, thanks to EOS's suggestion, Duck Duck Go it) "Chris Murphy, Trump, North Korea" and you can enjoy the full panolpy of this idiot's ravings, up to and including this week.