The letter was made public as Trump doubled down on his North Korea remarks, suggesting that perhaps his statement wasn't "tough enough". "North Korea best not make any more threats to the United States", the President said from his golf resort in Bedminster, N.J.
"The president alone has the authority to launch nuclear weapons, the only restraint being the advice of senior advisors who might be present at the time of crisis, and Donald Trump has shown repeated contempt for informed and wise counsel".
Humphrey asked Kuster to support a bill in the House of Representatives that would establish a test to determine whether the president is mentally fit for office. "As a citizen, former U.S. Senator, and twelve-year member of the Armed Services Committee, I urge you to act [at] once".
The president has now gotten some support for his "Fire & Fury" threat against North Korea from some more moderate voices, including one-time opponent Senator Marco Rubio and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. They urged him to "minimize preconditions in order to bring the North Koreans to the table and commence dialogue at the earliest possible date".
In Graham's post, he said he felt it was important to be clear that, "President Trump INHERITED the mess with North Korea".
The Democrats noted that the administrations of Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton each considered military action against North Korea but ruled it out because it would have run the risk of a counter-response from Pyongyang that could threaten South Korea and the more than 30,000 US service members and 100,000 USA citizens living there.
Rubio was among many Republicans in the 2016 presidential primary and he and Trump had a heated and at times publicly contentious relationship previous year. "His sick mind and reckless conduct could consume the lives of millions".