House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California, citing “dangerous times,” said in a letter to her fellow Democrats that she talked with Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley about preventing Trump from starting a military conflict. The pair discussed “available precautions for preventing an unstable president from initiating military hostilities or accessing the launch codes and ordering a nuclear strike,” she said.
“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,” she added. Pelosi also called on Republicans to encourage the president to leave office after the “dangerous and seditious acts” that led to a riotous invasion of the Capitol Wednesday.
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