A two-tier group of senators resumed a bill this Thursday preventing the President from withdrawing from the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) without Senate approval.
The bill, introduced by four Democrats and four Republicans, would require two-thirds of Senate's approval of a president to suspend, terminate or withdraw the US from NATO. " President Trump repeated threats of withdrawal from NATO are dangerous "Sen. Tim Kaine Timothy (Tim) Michael KaineMcConnell: The Senate will not settle if the government still closes Kaine threatens to object to the Senate leaving the recess Senators restart interruption negotiations – and quickly hit roadblocks MORE (D-Va.) Said in a statement announcing the reinstatement of the bill. "Our NATO allies have been fighting with our troops since World War II, but President Trump is disturbing these nations and cozies up to our opponents."
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The same law was introduced last year after Trump rattled NATO allies at a July summit in Brussels. The last time the sponsors were Kaine, Gardner, Reed and Sen Sen. John McCain John Sidney McCainScience group seeks to elaborate Mark Kelly for 2020 Arizona Senate fight Trump is right: Walls work on the southern border How news media omissions distort Russia's probe narrative … and shield democrats MORE (R -Ariz.).
The re-introduction comes after a New York Times report that Trump told several times last year that he wants to withdraw from NATO.
One of the occasions when Trump allegedly raised the issue of withdrawal was the lead to the NATO summit in July when he told his supreme national security officials that he did not see the point of the alliances and thought it was a drain in the United States.
Presidents are currently required to obtain consent from the Senate to conclude treaties. Article 13 of the NATO Treaty requires a country to give one year's notice of termination before it can terminate NATO.
In addition to requiring the Senate to endorse Trump's resignation, the bill reinstated Thursday would allow the Senate Legal Counsel and Parliament's Secretary General to challenge the court any attempt by the administration to withdraw from NATO without the consent of the Senate .
In declarations with the resolution, the co-sponsors emphasized the importance of a strong NATO alliance.
"NATO is more important than ever with Russia's growing subversive activities in the region and beyond," says Rubio. "It is crucial for our national security and our allies security in Europe that the United States remains committed and plays an active role in NATO."