Guardian UK: Nancy Pelosi said she is committed to “preventing an unhinged president from using the nuclear codes,” in a new letter to her House Democratic colleagues.
BREAKING: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has spoken to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff about preventing President Donald Trump from initiating military actions or a nuclear strike. https://t.co/fpGhCFIf9y— The Associated Press (@AP) January 8, 2021
In the “Dear colleague” letter, the Democratic speaker notes that she spoke to the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, Mark Milley, this morning about “discuss[ing] available precautions for preventing an unstable president from initiating military hostilities or accessing the launch codes and ordering a nuclear strike.”
Pelosi says she spoke to nation’s top military leader about ensuring Trump doesn’t launch a nuclear attack https://t.co/a3OCPM7SOG— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) January 8, 2021
Pelosi writes, “The situation of this unhinged President could not be more dangerous, and we must do everything that we can to protect the American people from his unbalanced assault on our country and our democracy.”
Pelosi also addressed Democratic calls to remove Donald Trump from office, after the president incited a violent mob of his supporters to attack the Capitol.
On the possibility of invoking the 25th amendment to oust Trump, Pelosi said, “Yesterday, Leader Schumer and I placed a call with Vice President Pence, and we still hope to hear from him as soon as possible with a positive answer as to whether he and the Cabinet will honor their oath to the Constitution and the American people.”