McConnell: Any Future Agreement With North Korea Should Come Before Congress as Treaty

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) said Tuesday that President Donald Trump should bring the potential nuclear deal with North Korea to the Senate in the form of a treaty.
Trump traveled to Singapore for a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un Tuesday, which led to the pair making a joint statement and to Trump saying a deal will be struck to denuclearize the Korean peninsula. McConnell told reporters in the Capitol that any “significant agreement” should be voted on as a treaty.
“I think there’d be widespread interest in Congress for having an involvement in this,” McConnell said. “If the president can reach a significant agreement with the North Koreans, I hope it takes the form of a treaty.”
According to the U.S. Constitution, the president can ratify treaties with the approval of two-thirds of senators’ approval, and McConnell said he’d prefer that to a lesser executive agreement.
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