Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry (D-Winters) introduced Assembly Joint Resolution 30 last week, urging Congress to assert its role in the approval of acts of war in a nuclear first-strike scenario. HR 669, authored by California Representative Ted Lieu (D-Los Angeles County), would prohibit the President from unilaterally authorizing the deployment of nuclear weapons in an offensive attack absent express authorization from Congress. The proposed legislation does not impede a President’s ability to respond in-kind to a nuclear attack on the United States.
February 1, 2018
“Cooler heads prevailing” prevented global destruction in 1962, but Kennedy is Donald Trump’s polar opposite. There will be no “Profiles in Courage” coming from this administration, only “Profiles in Carnage.”
August 16, 2017