Pelosi: President Trump’s Escalation on Syria, Saber-Rattling on North Korea Necessitate Immediate Congressional Scrutiny

San Francisco – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement on news reports that the Administration is preparing to launch a preemptive strike against North Korea should the regime attempt to conduct a nuclear test:

“Every day, the President gives Congress reason to return and debate the use of force.  The President’s escalation in Syria and his saber-rattling on North Korea demand serious and immediate Congressional scrutiny.

“Speaker Ryan must call Congress back into session for classified briefings and debate.  Congress must do its duty and honor our responsibility to the Constitution.”