There has been a lot of talk about coups occurring at the Capitol last Wednesday, but one coup that hasn’t resulted in a demand to step down or resign was the one that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) seemingly attempted last Friday.
According to the New York Times, Pelosi “took the unprecedented step of asking the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff about ‘available precautions’ to prevent President [Donald] Trump from initiating military action abroad or using his sole authority to launch nuclear weapons in the last days of his term.”
“In a phone call to the chairman, Gen. Mark A. Milley, Ms. Pelosi appeared to be seeking to have the Pentagon leadership essentially remove Mr. Trump from his authorities as the commander in chief,” the Times’ David E. Singer and Eric Schmitt reported.
But, as the Times themselves noted, “it is unconstitutional to defy legal orders from the commander in chief.”
That kinda sounds like a coup to unconstitutionally remove the sitting president of the United States from power, doesn’t it?
Don’t believe me? According to the Times, Pentagon officials said that Pelosi wanting Trump to be removed from the chain of command without going through the legal process “would amount to a military coup.”
While the New York Times article doesn’t mention what Pelosi did as a military coup until they reported what Pentagon officials said, the article does shed a light on the overt power grab coming from the left.
To allow her to throw in her own two cents, Pelosi said that Trump “could not be more dangerous” than this moment and that’s why she went to General Mark A. Miley about staging a “military coup.”
Pelosi might not understand what she asked for and that’s why she went ahead with trying to usurp power from the executive branch to bring to the legislative branch of which she is a leader.