Al Green speaks on possible threats of war with North Korea

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HOUSTON — U.S. Congressman Al Green held a press conference Wednesday morning to discuss threats made by President Trump, which he believes could draw the nation into war with North Korea without a vote from Congress.

The representative released the following statement ahead of the conference:

“The President’s reckless threat against North Korea is a danger to the American people as well as our military abroad. A President cannot declare war, only Congress can do that. If Mr. Trump has time to announce his intentions, he has time to talk to a joint session of Congress and give Congress the opportunity to act. Because only Congress can constitutionally declare war, all Congresspersons are created equal, each with a voice to be heard and a vote that counts. I will use my voice and my vote in the interest of protecting our military abroad and the American people at home.”