Group of House Dems want to strip Biden of sole access to nuclear codes: Report

Republican critics of President Joe Biden have long questioned his cognitive abilities, pointing to frequent gaffes and unintelligible public statements as evidence of an apparent mental decline.

A new proposal signals that even some members of his party are raising similar questions of their own, including a group of House Democrats who do not trust him to have unilateral control over the nation’s nuclear codes.

“Concern about the president’s judgment”

In a recent letter, Rep. Jimmy Panetta (D-CA) explained his position. Nearly three dozen other congressional Democrats signed on to the idea, according to the Daily Caller.

Specifically, Panetta’s statement proposed creating a new rule that Biden must receive approval of either the vice president or House speaker before launching a nuclear strike.

The letter went on to note that neither of those officials “can be removed by the president if they disagree” on whether to initiate a launch.

“Vesting one person with this authority entails real risks,” Panetta’s letter claims. “Past presidents have threatened to attack other countries with nuclear weapons or exhibited behavior that caused other officials to express concern about the president’s judgment.”

As the Democrats argued, a commander in chief “would presumably consult with advisors before ordering a nuclear attack,” but such a consultation should be required.

“The military is obligated to carry out the order if they assess it is legal under the laws of war,” the letter concluded. “Under the current posture of U.S. nuclear forces, that attack would happen in minutes.”

“Got them to agree to stand down”

Of course, fear of a rogue president launching a nuclear strike is nothing new. In 2017, Business Insider published a report alleging that an inebriated President Richard Nixon once threatened to attack North Korea.

It was national security adviser Henry Kissinger, the article claimed, who “got on the phone to the Joint Chiefs and got them to agree to stand down on that order until Nixon woke up sober the next morning.”

Although Biden is known to abstain from alcohol, other behaviors have led to speculation that he is not mentally fit for the responsibilities 0f the White House.

At various points throughout the presidential campaign, Biden managed to forget which state he was in, confuse his wife for his sister, and tell voters that he was running for the U.S. Senate, among various other gaffes.

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  1. At various points throughout the presidential campaign, Biden managed to forget which state he was in, confuse his wife for his sister, and tell voters that he was running for the U.S. Senate, among various other gaffes. All good reasons why the man should NEVER have been the Democrats nominee! At a minimum they all should be charged with elder neglect and perpetuating fraud upon the electorate!

  2. You do not remove the nuclear football from the Commander in Chief. You remove the Commander in Chief and replace him/her. Congress can’t decide on the time of day let alone agree on a launch. 30 minutes is all you have for defense. Besides, Congress is the target as it is.

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  4. So the Senile Sock Puppet cannot use the nuclear codes unless Harris and Pelosi agree, and this is supposed to make us safer HOW?

    1. I agree Mr. Penland with your stance on biden, harris, and pelosi! The best course of action is to vote/rid ourselves of these idiots! America or the world is not safe with these idiots running lose!

      1. How do we vote them out. They say election fraud is baseless. If it can’t be proven to be broken , there’s no need to fix it. The election was stolen just like future elections will be without election reform. The people in power now will be doing the electing from now on.

    2. Exactly the point. He was never meant to be our leader. I’m not sure he even knows he is the president. Remove him and the progressives get what they wanted in the first place. A woman president who will do nothing for “WE THE PEOPLE”. Who couldn’t see this coming? A rigged election a fake president and an egotistical woman who will become president against the desires of “WE THE PEOPLE”. GOD HELP US ALL.

    3. i don’ feel safe with those two running anything both of them on the take can be payed off so easy they had this plan from the start to take over and get Biden out. Harris husband even had a t shirt saying she would be president

      1. As much as I would welcome a woman president I would not welcome Kamala. It has to be the right woman and she is not the right woman just as Killary was not the right woman. Someday the right one will come but not yet.

  5. No way should pug Lodi have access to the nuclear codes!! That is a recipiefor disaster! The commander in chief( ie the President) is the one who should have the “ nuclear football”, if he is incapable, then replace him, ( in this case both Biden and Harris) and put our REAL president back in! Harris and Piglosi are as incapable as Biden, they all need to go!!!!

  6. Stupid idea!! Probably piglosi’s, she wants that power! She is as senile, temperamental, inept and incapable as Biden! Harris is a no go, dumb a a bag of hammers! Put our REAL president, Trump back in, get the loonies out!!!

  7. You are afraid of having idiot Joe in control of the nuclear codes so you want him to have to get approval from idiot Kamela or idiot Nancy before he can launch nuclear weapons? Why not add idiot Maxine and idiot Adam to the list?

    1. Lets add that doofus AOC to the pack! Since she can remember how to fix all mixed drinks, I’m sure she’ll not forget the codes!

  8. It is time to rid this country of the democrat menace. All democrats involved in
    government (from congress to the white house) should be impeached immediately. Until the democrats are thrown out of office, the nuclear codes should not be intrusted to biden, harris, pelosi or shumer. They are the devils advocate.

  9. This just goes to show they don’t have confidence in Mr. Biden. If this isn’t a strong case for article 25, like they tried to use on Mr. Trump, because Mr. Biden CAN NOT perform the duties of the president.

  10. Lets all thank the RINO’s Barrett and Kavanough and Roberts for stabbing Trump and allowing this travesty to the Constitution occur.

  11. DO NOT believe that there is any DEM/RINO politician in the White House now that is trustworthy enough to handle any type of codes………..

  12. This circus of clowns are running the show and in charge of the nuclear codes. This is pretty damn scary. Never dreamed we would ever get to this point, but here we are.

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