Democracy For America

Sign the petition: Require Congressional authorization before a nuclear first strike

Donald Trump once again used Twitter to threaten nuclear war.

DFA has been calling for Trump to be impeached, and this is another reason why impeachment is so urgent. This also reminds us of the danger caused by the very existence of nuclear weapons. Even if we succeed in impeaching Trump, the nuclear destruction he threatens will remain.

Amazingly, there is no law preventing a U.S. president -- even one as unhinged as Donald Trump -- from pushing the button and starting a nuclear war whenever he pleases.

Rep. Ted Lieu and Sen. Ed Markey have a plan to stop that. They have proposed a bill that would require Congress to authorize a nuclear first strike. Their bill would stop Trump and protect all of us from nuclear destruction.