House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on a Democratic Caucus call Friday afternoon that she's been assured there are safeguards in place between President Donald Trump and any military actions or a nuclear strike, a source told NBC News.
In an earlier written statement, Pelosi said she had spoken to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff about preventing President Donald Trump from initiating military actions or a nuclear strike.
In the last two days, Pelosi has repeatedly called the president "unhinged."
Pelosi said in a statement to colleagues that she spoke with Gen. Mark Milley “to discuss available precautions for preventing an unstable president from initiating military hostilities or accessing the launch codes and ordering a nuclear strike.”
She said, the situation of “this unhinged President could not be more dangerous.”
Pelosi is meeting with the House Democratic caucus Friday to consider impeachment proceedings against the president.
She and Democratic Senate leader Chuck Schumer have called on Vice President Mike Pence and the Cabinet to invoke the 25th Amendment to to force Trump from office. It’s a process for removing the president and installing the vice president to take over.
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Trump is set to leave Jan. 20 when Democrat Joe Biden is to be inaugurated.