In an unprecedented move regarding the security of the United States, thirty-one House Democrats have endorsed a letter asking President Biden to renounce his sole authority to launch nuclear weapons. The effort is being driven by Reps. Jimmy Panetta (D-Calif.) and Ted Lieu (D-Calif.).
In the letter sent to Biden on Monday, the two California Democrats ask that the President reconstruct the command-and-control structure of the nation’s nuclear weapons so that no single person can initiate a nuclear war. Each commander-in-chief possesses what is known as the “nuclear football,” a briefcase that holds everything necessary for a President to authorize a nuclear strike. Officially known as the “President’s emergency satchel,” the unsophisticated-looking portable “football” is hand-carried by one of five military aides and is always within reach of the commander-in-chief. The main objective of the black leather briefcase is to confirm the President’s identity. Contrary to popular belief, it does not contain a big red button for launching a nuclear war.
Letter to US President wanting him to reliquish control of nuclear codes to Kamala Harris & Nancy Pelosi, which is against the US Constitution.
This was spearheaded by CIA Leon Panetta’s son, Jimmy, who just happened to get himself elected to Congress.
Signing on is Ted Lieu. pic.twitter.com/9UEszuvZLi
— Truth (@1foreverseeking) February 24, 2021
The congressmen’s letter remarks that there is currently no requirement that the President must consult with advisors before ordering a nuclear attack, stating that “you alone possess the authority to order the use of nuclear weapons, which assures that nuclear weapons remain under civilian control.” The letter continues, saying that “vesting one person with this authority entails real risks.