Pelosi urges new law to limit president's use of nuclear weapons

Pelosi urges new law to limit president’s use of nuclear weapons


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Pelosi urges new law to limit president’s use of nuclear weapons
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Posted on 10/12/2017 1:11:20 PM PDT by Sub-Driver

Pelosi urges new law to limit president’s use of nuclear weapons

By Mike Lillis – 10/12/17 03:15 PM EDT

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is pressing Congress to bar the president from using nuclear weapons unless the United States is attacked first.

“I put this in the category of ‘urgent,’ ” Pelosi said Thursday during a press briefing in the Capitol. “We each take an oath to protect and defend.”

Pelosi said her promotion of the nuclear “first-use” concept has nothing to do with the volatility surrounding President Trump, whose saber-rattling with North Korea and threat to scrap a nuclear deal with Iran have raised plenty of concerns on both sides of the aisle.

Still, she characterized the 1946 law authorizing the president to launch pre-emptive nuclear strikes as “ancient,” calling on lawmakers from both parties to rally behind legislation reining in that unilateral power.

“It was in a different world,” she said, “and now I think it is necessary for us to address it.”

Pelosi outlined several different designs for restricting pre-emptive nuclear strikes. They range from proposals to define and expand the Cabinet members who advise the president before such an attack, to a blanket declaration that “the United States will not engage in first use of a nuclear weapon.”

“I like that one the best,” Pelosi said of the latter.

(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: demstalkingpoint; nukestrump; pelosinukes; pelosipresser; trumpnukes


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She is really off her rocker…………..


To: Sub-Driver

“We have to pass the law before you find out what’s in it.”

2 posted on 10/12/2017 1:12:14 PM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)

To: All

The President is the Commander-in-Chief of American armed forces, you stupid twit…

3 posted on 10/12/2017 1:13:17 PM PDT by JBW1949 (I’m really PC….PATRIOTICALLY CORRECT!!!!)

To: Sub-Driver

But it’s perfectly OK to help North Korea and Iran get nuclear weapons.

4 posted on 10/12/2017 1:14:20 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Trump: Greatest POTUS of all time solely for preventing Satan taking office.)

To: Sub-Driver

Oh, Nancy-Pansie, you mean you want an unconstitutional law? Why, sure! Nothin’ new for you, huh wench?

5 posted on 10/12/2017 1:14:52 PM PDT by Migraine ((A smartass who is right can be downright funny. A smartass who is wrong is just a smartass.))

To: Sub-Driver

She is really off her rocker…………..

That’s why we need her around. She takes up space and is so off the wall that nobody takes her seriously anymore.

6 posted on 10/12/2017 1:15:18 PM PDT by seawolf101 (Member LES DEPLORABLES)

To: Sub-Driver

Just one more example of how the left would gladly see the USA get destroyed and will do anything they can to facilitate it.

7 posted on 10/12/2017 1:15:39 PM PDT by capydick (“Within the covers of the Bible are the answers for all the problems men face.)

To: Sub-Driver

8 posted on 10/12/2017 1:16:19 PM PDT by outofsalt ( If history teaches us anything it’s that history rarely teaches us anything)

To: Sub-Driver

It is much more important that there be a new law that requires members of congress to be mentally competent. But as we are shown daily by McCain, Pelosi and others, there are a number of mentally defective already serving.

9 posted on 10/12/2017 1:16:23 PM PDT by falcon99

To: Sub-Driver

10 posted on 10/12/2017 1:17:19 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Trump: Greatest POTUS of all time solely for preventing Satan taking office.)

To: Sub-Driver

That’s just Cryin Chuckie peeing in her ear.


To: GrandJediMasterYoda

“But it’s perfectly OK to help North Korea and Iran get nuclear weapons.”

Is that not the damn truth. Then she wants to limit our ability to use them in defense. What an idiot.


To: Sub-Driver

Looks like the anti-senility drugs aren’t working


To: Sub-Driver

The height of arrogance. Ms. Pelosi believes only her people have the self control. We see it every day in the news don’t we.

14 posted on 10/12/2017 1:19:05 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists Call ’em what you will, they all have fairies livin’ in their trees.)

To: Sub-Driver

Obama had terrorists into the Oval Office to advise him, and Nancy wasn’t concerned at all.

15 posted on 10/12/2017 1:19:36 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (John McBane is the turd in the national punch-bowl.)

To: Sub-Driver

Stuff it, Nancy.

16 posted on 10/12/2017 1:19:40 PM PDT by grobdriver (Where is Wilson Blair when you need him?)

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