Democrats Ask Biden To Surrender Keys On Nuclear Launches

Daily Caller:

House Democrats have asked President Joe Biden to give other officials the authority to launch nuclear weapons, an action which he currently has sole authority to do. California Rep. Jimmy Panetta spearheaded the Monday letter, which was signed by nearly three dozen House Democrats, Politico reported. “Vesting one person with this authority entails real risks,” the letter reads. “

Past presidents have threatened to attack other countries with nuclear weapons or exhibited behavior that caused other officials to express concern about the president’s judgment.” The letter suggests alternative plans, such as requiring the president to get approval for a launch order from other officials in the line of succession. This includes the vice president and the Speaker of the House,v“neither of whom can be removed by the president if they disagree.”  

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