“Fire & Fury!” Does 45 want to detract from Mueller? Does 45 want a ‘wartime’ poll numbers bump? Is 45 just incompetent? Is 45 just rash? Whatever the reason, he claims past presidents have failed with N. Korea, But…we haven’t tumbled into annihilation by nuclear war, so they’ve succeeded at something.
We Can Tell Congress: Stop Trump from starting a nuclear war.
At present, the president has unchecked authority to use the thousands of nuclear weapons at his command – a process that takes less than five minutes. The Restricting the First Use of Nuclear Weapons Act authored by Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) and Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA33) would require a congressional declaration of war in order for first use of nuclear weapons, except in response to an incoming nuclear attack, effectively blocking Trump from starting a nuclear war on a whim or because someone hurts his feelings on Twitter. From CREDO
Our representatives need to support this legislation NOW! (This proposed legislation was written in January. What’s the problem? 45 can still saber rattle and take all kinds of questionable executive actions ala Bush in Iraq. And, according to the Constitution, Congress has war powers (Article I, Section 8)..
Call Congressman Knight and say something like:
I would like the Congressman to support H.R. 669, the Restricting the First Use of Nuclear Weapons Act that would require a congressional declaration of war for first use of nuclear weapons.
GREAT NEWS! DIANNE FEINSTEIN IS A CO-SPONSOR. Call the Senator’s office and thank her! Say something like:
I would like to thank the Senator for being a co-sponsor of S. 200. the Restricting the First Use of Nuclear Weapons Act.
San Diego: 619.231.9712
Call Senator Kamala Harris’ office and ask for her support. Say something like:
I would like the Senator to support S. 200, the Restricting the First Use of Nuclear Weapons Act that would require a congressional declaration of war for first use of nuclear weapons.
Los Angeles: 213.894.5000