The entire Senate has been asked to come to the White House for a 3 pm ET briefing Wednesday by national security officials on the threat from North Korea.
This follows a talk President Trump has with German Chancellor Merkel this morning about the North Korea situation.
North Korea is on its way toward developing intercontinental ballistic missiles that can hit the United States. Trump has said this is unacceptable. Under Obama, such a viewpoint would have been theoretical and lacked teeth. Under Trump, it’s a different story.
And that may be why the Senate is headed to the White House, something I’ve never heard of before unless it was for a picnic.
A similar briefing for House members is being arranged, according to Reuters.
North Korea just kidnapped another American this week. But I don’t think this gathering will be about trading for hostages.