Potential 2020 democratic hopeful Elizabeth Warren introduced legislation Monday to effectively ban the United States’ first-strike nuclear option; saying the bill would “reduce” the risk of a nuclear war.
“The Massachusetts Democrat has introduced a bill with Democratic U.S. Rep. Adam Smith of Washington that would make it the official policy of the United States not to use nuclear weapons first,” writes the Boston Herald. “The lawmakers say the United States currently retains the option to be the first to use nuclear weapons in a conflict, even in response to a non-nuclear attack.”
— The Washington Times (@WashTimes) February 3, 2019
The legislation is co-sponsored by Sen. Ed Markey and California Democratic Rep. Ted Lieu.
Read the full report at the Boston Herald.