Posted with permission from Crooks and Liars

It was a scary discussion on Morning Joe this morning. They had a series of panelists talk about Bob Corker's warning that Trump was leading us into World War III.

"I don't think Bob Corker was talking in hyperbole, I think he was raising a red flag he knows is shared by a lot of his fellow colleagues," the Associated Press reporter Julie Pace said.

She said the AP contacted "every Republican senator to ask, do you share Corker's concerns and do you think that the president is fit for office? We only got responses from a very small handful. There's pretty much silence and avoidance from other Republican office holders this week, even though we know and they know that this is the kind of conversation that happens behind the scenes."

She talked about the fact that foreign leaders don't know what's going on. Do they pay attention to Trump's tweets, or listen to his advisors?

"When you add that together, a lot of people on the Hill, a lot of people among our allies, in particular, are quite nervous that the president could lead us, perhaps accidentally, into some type of military conflict."

"Every Republican senator on Capitol Hill has the record before them," Scarborough said.

"What we've said on our show last August, what Willie (Geist) was talking about from I think 1984, what Donald Trump said on Hardball during the heat of the campaign, again he said, if we have these nuclear weapons, why can't we use them? Calling for a tenfold increase in nuclear weapons, having the most powerful Republican on Capitol Hill saying Donald Trump's erratic words and actions are leading us towards World War III, could lead us towards World War III. They are not pushing back to that reality. So do you step forward as a delegation and do what Barry Goldwater did at the White House in 1974 and told Richard Nixon it was over?

"They don't have to go over and tell Donald Trump that it is over. But a delegation of Republicans need to go over to the White House and tell the president, either you assure us that the chairman of the Foreign Affairs committee in the United States Senate is wrong, or we are going to take immediate action to limit your ability to launch nuclear weapons. And it won't be what General Hayden said last year, it will no longer be a system built more for speed than for rationality. These Republican senators in the middle of October 2017 have that responsibility for millions and millions of Americans and others across the globe. And if they can't do that, then there's something called the 25th Amendment that they're going to have to start looking at. This is not acceptable as the status quo. we have the most powerful Republican on Capitol Hill saying the president of the United States could be leading us towards nuclear war. and Republicans so far remain silent."

Happy Hump Day in the Age of Trump!