Four US senators have drafted a bill that will limit ability of President Donald Trump to withdraw the US from NATO without the prior approval of the upper house of Congress, writes the Washington Post.
The authors of the bill are representatives of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations Republican Corey Gardner and Democrat Tim Kane, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Armed Forces, Republican John McCain, as well as a high-ranking Democrat, Jack Reed.
“Unfortunately, President Trump’s inadequate treatment of our closest allies raised doubts about America’s adherence to the trans-Atlantic alliance and its defence values, which is urgently needed so that no president can withdraw the US from NATO without the consent of the Senate,” the newspaper cited the statement of J. McCain.
According to the bill, to leave the US from NATO, the president will need to secure two-thirds of the senate’s votes.
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