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Legislature ‘prays’ for Congress to curb Trump’s ability to launch a nuke


Last updated 4/19/2019 at Noon

Democratic lawmakers in Olympia have asked the U.S. Congress to ensure the president does not have sole authority to launch a nuclear strike, except in cases of retaliation to a nuclear attack.

The state House and Senate each presented memorials to the federal government and president requesting to make it U.S. policy not to use nuclear weapons first.

“Your Memorialists respectfully pray that Congress take appropriate steps to move back from the brink of nuclear war by establishing a system of checks and balances to ensure that the president shall no longer have the sole, unchecked auth...

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