January 08, 2021

Pelosi says she spoke to top general about ensuring Trump doesn’t launch nuclear attack

Source: Washington Post

Journalists: Dan Lamothe, John Wagner, Paul Sonne

Speaker Nancy Pelosi told her House colleagues Friday that she had spoken to the Pentagon’s top general about keeping an “unstable president” from accessing the nuclear codes, as Democrats openly considered impeaching the commander in chief for the second time in just over a year.

The discussion with Army Gen. Mark A. Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs, came after President Trump directed thousands of angry supporters to the Capitol on Wednesday as he refused to concede his election defeat. The crowds broke into the building in an insurrection now linked to the deaths of five people, including a Capitol police officer.

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  • ​Jim Golby

    Former Adjunct Senior Fellow, Clements Center for National Security, The University of Texas at Austin

    Jim Golby is a former Adjunct Senior Fellow at CNAS. Jim received his Ph.D. in political science from Stanford University and a B.S. in American Government from the United Sta...