Thursday, December 29, 2016

Alan Grayson files 'Nuclear Sanity Act' in response to Trump tweet

Posted By on Thu, Dec 29, 2016 at 3:16 PM

click to enlarge PHOTO BY JOEY ROULETTE
  • photo by Joey Roulette
Outgoing Florida congressman Alan Grayson filed a new bill Tuesday that would limit President-elect Donald Trump's ability to start a nuclear war.

"What part of the phrase ‘mutual-assured destruction’ does Trump not get?" Grayson asked in his press release. "In theory, if President Trump wakes up angry at Rosie O’Donnell one morning, Trump could nuke Ireland."

The "Nuclear Sanity Act," officially called HB 6535, would force Trump to seek approval from the Secretary of State and Defense before firing off a nuclear weapon.

The only exception would be if the U.S. is attacked first, and if it becomes impossible to reach either Secretary within 24 hours.



"We need to place someone or something between Donald Trump’s impulses and Armageddon,” says Grayson. "When it comes to demonstrating Trump’s recklessness, we don’t want the smoking gun to be a mushroom cloud. If any finger rests on the nuclear button, it shouldn’t be Trump’s extended middle one."
The new bill comes after Trump fired off an alarming tweet about his desire to “greatly strengthen and expand” the “nuclear capability.”

Tags: , ,

Consider supporting local journalism.
Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Central Florida. Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.


Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Orlando’s true free press free.


Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Calendar

© 2020 Orlando Weekly

Website powered by Foundation