Despite the Democratic campaign to delegitimize Donald Trump’s presidency the Department of Defense officials still intend to continue to recognize him as the Commander in Chief, according to the Western Journal.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi asked Army Gen. Mark A. Milley to limit the president’s access to the country’s launch codes for America’s vast arsenal of nuclear weapons.
Pelosi called on Milley to ask him to ignore orders from Trump to use those codes.
“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 wrote.
“[Milley] answered her questions regarding the process of nuclear command authority,” Col. Dave Butler said.
“Mr. Trump, they noted, is still the commander in chief; unless he is removed, the military is bound to follow his lawful orders. While military officials can refuse to carry out orders they view as illegal — or slow the process by sending those orders for careful legal review — they cannot remove the president from the chain of command. That would amount to a military coup, the officials said.”
“The one issue that has worried officials the most is Iran’s announcement that it has begun enriching uranium to 20 percent purity — near the quality to make a bomb. In December, Mr. Trump asked for military options that might be taken in response to Iran’s escalating production of nuclear fuel, but he was talked out of it by a number of top officials, including General Milley and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.”
From The Western Journal:
Pelosi and other Democrats have used the events at the Capitol Building on Wednesday to justify going after Trump, and they have signaled they intend to exact political revenge against him following years of fear-mongering about his mental state during his final days in office.
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Democrats have also announced they plan to again impeach the president, and there is chatter they might attempt to remove him from office by using the 25th Amendment with less than two weeks left in his term.
Other Democratic lawmakers have also reportedly put pressure on Milley since Wednesday. But for now, the military has reportedly rebuffed them and intends to remain neutral from politics.