House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Friday that she had spoken to Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Mark Milley about available precautions that would block “an unstable president” — Donald Trump — from “ordering a nuclear strike,” or even accessing nuclear launch codes and starting other military hostilities.
“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, D-Calif., said in a letter to fellow Democratic lawmakers.
The Pentagon and the Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff did not respond to CNBC’s request for comment.
The letter from Pelosi comes two days after a mob of Trump supporters rioted outside and inside the U.S. Capitol on the heels of a rally where the president encouraged them to “fight” with him to prevent Joe Biden from becoming the next president of the United States.
Pelosi, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and…
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